you for your truth.
Our community as a whole will benefit from your observations.
GS would appreciate writers using this scale if
possible. The following explanations are for audio
recordings but please apply in a similar fashion to
other types of reviews.
This rating was first implemented with
Sadira's review of multiple drum solo CDs posted in 2003.
an example in how this rating system is useful.
Below average in quality and or recording . Pieces
are poorly presented and stylized. Not enough variation. Average
level of audience interest, but does not sustain throughout the
= Average musical presentation. Standard rhythm
forms are focused upon and used. Level useful for students with
which to learn. Useable as class instructional music. Some variety.
High level of presentation. Excellent use of sound
and mixing. Clarity and consistency throughout recording. Original
and passionate use of pieces. Rhythm styles are varied and performed
with a high degree of variety and overlay. Useful to professionals
for solo or group music selections in public format. Individuals
can feel the interweaving of complexity and use of other percussion
elements woven in. High caliber level of drumming skills and technique.
a Full Set! Masterful use of drum and
personal stylizing of drumming. Ability to
incorporate one rhythmic scale into many overlays and expressions.
Professional sound engineering and quality. Dramatic, use of more
then one or two percussive instruments. Original and artistic in
composition and depth. Soul stirring, imagery evoking, and dance
= 1/2 zil increments if you really need
to! (whoever heard of 1/2 a zil!)