Mus 11a; Jazz Appreciation:
Writing A Jazz Appreciation Review
If live show, include location and date
List Players in Band List Tunes by Name
!st Paragraph: Introduction. Overview/General info, Set the tone (positive or negative) of the review.
2nd Paragraph: Comments. Include observations/opinions. Mention a few tunes and musicians
by name with specific comments. Vary length of comments.
3rd paragraph: Summary. Also general comments. Summarize first 2 paragraphs. Wrap up.
Note: remember these reviews are written as if you are a published columnist/reviewer. Do not mention instructor or class unless appropriate/relevant. Grade is determined by content, adherence to form, and if turned in on time. Papers must be written using a word processor, no hand written papers will be accepted.
Jazz Review Grading/Evaluation Rubric
A/95: Outstanding work. Adherence to review format. Complete and insightful description of content with supportive material. Creativity. Good writing style, spelling and punctuation.
B/85: A good overall presentation of material. Use of form. Good writing style, spelling, and punctuation.
C/75: A fair presentation of material displaying a minimal amount of effort, insight, and content. Some grammatical and spelling errors.
D/65: Overall poor quality, exceptionally brief, displaying little or no effort at understanding material. Numerous grammatical and/or spelling errors.
F/50: Did not make the effort to turn in a paper.