Mr. Jared Triggs

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Mr. Jared Triggs

My name is Jared Triggs, and I'm so excited to be the new music teacher here at Robinson! A little about me- I come from a large family from Georgia, and I went to Jacksonville State University where I got my degree in Music Education! Above all, I'm just a huge nerd when it comes to music, and I can't wait to impart my passion for music to your student! 

 

 2019-2020 K-5 General Music Syllabus

 

 

            Classroom Rules

  • Follow teacher’s instructions.
  • Raise your hand to speak, and wait to be called on – Be courteous!
  • Stay seated in the area or seat you were assigned to.
  • Keep hands and equipment to yourself.
  • No chewing gum.
  • Only play YOUR assigned instrument when you are instructed to do so.
  • Sing when it is time to sing!! (and use your best singing voice)

                                                                               

Curriculum Content

                                                 

Kindergarten - rhythm (steady beat, long/short, one sound/two sounds/silence), melody (high/low, upward/downward, so/mi), form (echo, same/different), timbre (speaking, singing, shouting, whispering voices), harmony (texture, one sound/more than one sound, accompaniment/no accompaniment, thick/thin), and expression (loud/soft, fast/slow, march/lullaby). These concepts will be experienced through the following skills: performing (singing and playing instruments), creating, reading/writing, and listening/responding/evaluating.

1st grade - rhythm (beat/rhythm, meter 4 4, 2 4, 3 4), melody (step/skip/repeated pitches, so/mi/la), form (AB, ABA), timbre (shakers, scrapers, woods, metals, skins, pitched percussion), harmony (texture, bordun), and expression (legato, staccato). These concepts will be experienced through the following skills: performing (singing and playing instruments), creating, reading/writing, and listening/responding/evaluating.

2nd grade - rhythm, melody (do/re/mi/so/la), form (AAB, AABA, rondo), timbre (strings, woodwinds, brass), harmony (texture, ostinato), and expression (p, f, crescendo, decrescendo). These concepts will be experienced through the following skills: performing (singing and playing instruments), creating, reading/writing, and listening/responding/evaluating.

3rd grade - rhythm (syncopation), melody (octave, low la, low so), form, timbre, harmony (texture, partner songs, canons), and expression (pp, mp, mf, ff, allegro, adagio). These concepts will be experienced through the following skills: performing (singing and playing instruments), reading/writing, and listening/responding/evaluating

4th grade - rhythm, melody (ti, fa), form (phrase markings, theme and variations), timbre (choral and instrumental ensembles), harmony (texture, counter melody, I-V), and expression. These concepts will be experienced through the following skills: performing (singing and playing instruments), creating, reading/writing, and listening/responding/evaluating.

5th grade - rhythm (meter 5/6, 4/8), melody (low ti, whole and half steps), form, timbre, harmony (texture, major/minor, three-part round, I-IV-V), and expression (slurs versus ties). These concepts will be experienced through the following skills: performing (singing and playing instruments), creating, reading/writing, and listening/responding/evaluating.

               

                                                                                Grading

Music is still a class here at Robinson and as such it should be taken as seriously as regular classroom courses, PE, etc. Students will receive a grade for every day of instruction. The daily grades will be averaged to determine overall grade for a given grading period.

Grading is comprised of four criteria:

Progress/Growth -   1/3

Effort – 1/3

Adherence to procedure – 1/3

Attendance – 2 points will be deducted from students’ final grade of a given grade period if they are present at the school and do not attend music. *if your student is not at school at all that day, points will NOT be deducted.