Fast Track Musical Instrument Utilization Program
The Fast Track Musical Instrument Utilization Program is a concept that is developed to enjoy musical skills. If you are not using your musical skills or if you want to learn musical skills; this program is for you.
We want to put into use latent* music skills for the benefit of others: by taking courageous action (driven by unselfish acts). We will provide the resources, impetus and motivation for you to become a member.
This program covers all musical instruments and voice.
If you take up this challenge your world may change; and the world of those around you. As a group – we may improve and bring peace and love to our individual worlds.
The Fast Track Musical Instrument Utilization Program was conceived in 2011 with a desire to change people’s lives and integrate their musical talents into the main stream of their daily activities. The other purpose is to give hope and a foundation for those who wish to learn a musical instrument. We describe these two groups as:
- The people who already know (how to play a musical instrument)
- The people who want to know (how to play a musical instrument)
Case Study 1 03.01.12
I was just informed by a Fast Track Fiddler (#3): she uses her fiddle as a stress reliever; a way to take a break out of her fast and furious day.
Update: the other day, she took her fiddle out to calm her soul; and collect her thoughts. She said it is like a release. It helps her have a better perspective.
I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.
Founder of the Suzuki Method (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_method)
The Suzuki Method was conceived in the mid-20th century by Shin’ichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist who desired to bring beauty to the lives of children in his country after the devastation of World War II. As a skilled violinist but a beginner at the German language who struggled to learn it, Suzuki noticed that children pick up their native language quickly, and even dialects adults consider “difficult” to learn are spoken with ease by people of 5 or 6 years. He reasoned that if children have the skill to acquire their mother tongue, then they have the necessary ability to become proficient on a musical instrument. He pioneered the idea that pre-school age children could learn to play the violin if learning steps were small enough and if the instrument was scaled down to fit their body. He modeled his method, which he called “Talent Education” (才能教育, sainō kyōiku?), after his theories of natural language acquisition. Suzuki believed that every child, if properly taught, was capable of a high level of musical achievement. He also made it clear that the goal of such musical education was to raise generations of children with “noble hearts” (as opposed to creating famous musical prodigies). (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_method)
Fast Track Musical Instrument Utilization Program has seen by providing the proper resources, encouragement and impetus people from all ages can learn. The individual I have mentioned in Case 1 study is learning Old Time Fiddle style at age 50.
The Suzuki method was first developed in Japan. It spread from there to other Pacific Rim countries, and then to Europe as well as Africa. Although it originally used the study of the violin to achieve its goals, it has also been adapted for other instruments: flute, recorder, piano, guitar, cello, viola, bass, organ, harp and voice. In addition, there are a few “Suzuki Preschools” which have adapted Suzuki’s philosophy to use in the non-musical disciplines of early childhood education. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_method)
Fast Track Musical Instrument Utilization Program is being developed in Chandler Arizona. This technique encompasses all musical instruments and voice. Our vision is to introduce this technique – similar to the technological principle of open source (example: Joomla.org: Joomla is one of the world’ s most popular open source CMS ‘content management system’. With millions of websites running on Joomla, the software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to easily create & build a variety of websites & web-enabled applications.) source: http://www.joomla.org/
Our desire is to provide an idea; a dream for others to develop a passion for music skills that can bring peace, excitement, fascination and development to our own worlds. Our intention is that this information be spread quickly; and provide the proper ingredients to give this technique long lasting sustenance.
…all children can be well educated…
—Shin’ichi Suzuki (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_method)
Children are certainly welcome in the Fast Track Musical Instrument Utilization Program; however, our target market is busy adults who are looking for a chance to satisfy the six human needs:
- Connection/ love
- the need for uncertainty/variety
- The need for Certainty
The central belief of Suzuki, based on his language acquisition theories, is that all people can (and will) learn from their environment. The essential components of his method spring from the desire to create the “right environment” for learning music (he believed that this positive environment would also help to foster excellent character in every student). These components include :
- Saturation in the musical community, including attendance at local concerts of classical music, exposure to and friendship with other music students, and listening to music performed by “artists” (professional classical musicians of high caliber) in the home every day (starting before birth if possible).
- Deliberate avoidance of musical aptitude tests or “auditions” to begin music study. Suzuki firmly believed that teachers who test for musical aptitude before taking students, or teachers who look only for “talented” students, are limiting themselves to people who have already started their music education. Just as every child is expected to learn their native language, Suzuki expected every child to be able to learn to play music well when they were surrounded with a musical environment from infancy. (This does not preclude auditions for public performances).
- Emphasis on playing from a very young age, sometimes beginning formal instruction between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. (See Technique).
- Using well trained teachers, preferably also trained in using the Suzuki materials and philosophy. Suzuki Associations all over the world offer ongoing teacher-training programs to prospective and continuing Suzuki teachers. A basic competency as a performer was recently made mandatory for all teachers in the American Association; the holding of a music degree is not required.
- In the beginning, learning music by ear is emphasized over reading musical notation. This follows Suzuki’s observation that in language acquisition, a child learns to speak before learning to read. Related to this, memorization of all solo repertoire is expected, even after a student begins to use sheet music as a tool to learn new pieces. There is no formal plan or prescribed materials for introducing music theory & reading into the curriculum; this is left to the judgement of the teacher.
- The method also encourages, in addition to individual playing, regular playing in groups (including playing in unison).
- Retaining and reviewing every piece of music ever learned on a regular basis, in order to raise technical and musical ability. Review pieces, along with “preview” parts of music a student is yet to learn, are often used in creative ways to take the place of the more traditional etude books. Traditional etudes and technical studies are not used in the beginning stages, which focus almost exclusively on a set of performance pieces.
- Frequent public performance, so that performing is natural and enjoyable.
Fast Track Musical Instrument Utilization Program teaches path of travel process that will accelerate your passion to learn and sustain musical skills which will fit in to your busy life and meet our six human needs.
Brian Hayden Boyett
la·tent: (of a quality or state) Existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden; concealed. (of a bud, resting stage, etc.) Lying dormant or hidden until circumstances are suitable for development or manifestation.
The principle: in order to use it (your musical skill) – you must have it (your musical instrument – with you and ready to utilize); relates to a finance principle of return on investment. If we make any investment (including our time) we desire to seek a return on investment. By carrying your instrument with you at all times (having your musical skill in good condition and ready to perform) – this will allow you to seek a greater return on your investment (the investment you have made into your instrument and the investment of time you have made ‘learning to make music on your instrument – or sing with your voice’). In my opinion – the investment in your musical talent ‘learning to make music on your instrument – or sing with your voice’ is the biggest and most important investment.
We are currently in the process of conducting surveys (with VIPs ‘within our path of travel); asking a series of questions:
Have you ever played a musical instrument some time in the past?
- Have your children played a musical instrument some time in the past?
- Has your spouse played a musical instrument some time in the past?
- Have your siblings played a musical instrument some time in the past?
- When the musical talent was exercised– was this an enjoyable experience?
We are documenting our interviews. There is an overwhelming amount of data that represents a large percentage of our interviewees have had ‘people within their circle of influence’ (themselves in many instances) which have had a good experience playing a musical instrument in the past.
The underlying theme ‘why these people don’t utilize their musical talent any longer’ is this: if you don’t use it – you lose it. We find that people lose their talent because there is no need to use their talents. By bringing forward the principles of unselfishness and courage we have found we can teach people how to utilize their talents. Our desire is to teach people how to integrate their musical talents into the main stream of their daily activities (so they don’t lose it).
The other purpose is to give hope and a foundation for those who wish to learn a musical instrument. We will provide the resources, impetus and motivation for you to become a member.
Last night was a huge first ‘in developing this Fast Track Music concept’. We provided financial resources to rent a fiddle for six months for a young person whom wishes to learn how to play fiddle. In six months – if we see forward progress – we will consider making a purchase ‘of this instrument’ for her. Our main focus with this program is to teach sustainable methods to ‘use the music talents – and not lose them’. We feel accountability is important at the beginning for people to see the value. No pain – to gain. This possibility was made possible by Fast Track Fiddler #1. Because Fast Track Fiddler #1 is experiencing great benefit from this Fast Track Music approach – he is destined to pass on this concept.
Here is a resource that I wish to provide all musicians in the Phoenix, Arizona region who wish to get together with other musicians and share their musical talents (we call this jamming).
on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 PM. You are welcome to attend. It is not a bad idea to call and request a seat at this event ‘and discover specific directions to our jamming location’. Often times food is provided (donations are accepted). If you want to have the experience of a horse ride in the beautiful Arizona desert; we can arrange this for a small fee.
It is because of the unselfish nature of Don Donnelly’s D-Spur Ranch Riding Stables owner (a female owned company) that we now have Fast Track fiddler #4 (fully engaged).
Fast Track Fiddler #4; her father may begin participating in Fast Track guitar playing. We wish to include many others.
In our opinion; having a place to meet in community with other musician ‘and practice your talent’ on a regular basis – is an important part of our Fast Track Music concept. Our wish is that others will become members and help us to disseminate this type of information; so others can get quickly involved in establishing sustainable Fast Track Musical principles (in their lives).
To be frank; I am very pleased with the initial response to this program. We hope many others will join us; come forward and stake your claim to own this approach. There is room for all instruments and voices – all over the world.
Our intention is to allow this concept to develop as it will.
If you choose to participate with us on this journey – we wish you a sustainable Fast Track Musical experience for the rest of your life.
Brian Hayden Boyett
The bass player in The Red Mountain Bluegrass Band shared this resource to learn music:
It is our onus to provide learning resources for people to learn how to play musical instruments and learn to sing.
Last night a new Fast Track Musician joined our ranks. This person has shown tenacity learning the mandolin. She is engaged learning this instrument to add value to her life (and her business ‘she is in the entertainment industry’) and to add value to others. This individual has already provided great contribution and value to our Fast Track music approach. There now is five fully engaged Fast Track Musicians. If you have interest in joining our ranks of Fast Track Musician please contact us.
I performed with Fast Track Fiddler #2 at Gold Canyon Golf Resort (6100 S KINGS RANCH ROAD, GOLD CANYON, Arizona). We performed three songs: Amazing Grace, Dixie and Ashoken Farewell ( http://www.jayandmolly.com/ashokanfaq.shtml). My role was to support her. This experience was the onus** of my Fast Track objective. In a word WOW.
Where is our group headed? We will begin publishing Raymond Scipts (which reveal the finger positions of specific songs) with accompanying You Tube videos showing the performance of each song (slow and at regular tempo). Our first song will be Ashoken Farewell( http://www.jayandmolly.com/ashokanfaq.shtml). As I understand; in an Old Time Fiddle Contest this will be considered a ‘tune of choice’. More to follow.
**Boyett Family glossary:
[ ṓnəss ]
- burden: a duty or responsibility
2. a service provided to a lovely lady.
source: bing.com · Bing Dictionary
Download the Tablature for this song “Ashokans Farewell” and play along!
Here are some of the benefits in being involved with music:
Fiddling is motivational and promotes musical education in the following ways:
*Promotes creativity and improvisation
*Improves performance skills and stage performance
*Improves self esteem and expression
*Increases community support of music education
source: http://www.astaaz.com/fiddlefest.php (this source tells about a learning camp
“FIDDLE FEST!” 2012
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
Here is a link to my fiddle teacher:
You can pay a small monthly fee to learn to fiddle, play mandolin or guitar.
I learned from his famous father as well:
Peter ‘Doc’ Rolland, Ph.D, director
Rolland String Research Associates, Rolland Strings & Rolland Fiddle Camp
Without these two individuals I would not be enjoying music – the way I am. We want to be this for you too (a resource to help you appreciate your music more)!
Here is another source for you to enjoy music:
This is a man who will send you a tune he has recorded (upon a certain frequency).
Enjoyed the pictures, thanks. I really appreciate you working with my bother in law, I was happy to see him make it. I know he likes his guitars and wants to play so I am thrilled you have put together this outlet for people to come together. I think fear is so huge with older adults who want to play music, I know it was with me. Getting around experienced musicians when you feel so inadequate is very difficult. I think you have tapped into something that will be a great benefit to people smart enough to embrace it. I think he had a good time and I expect him to make it back. He already asked if I came every week, so I hope that is a sign that he will be back. Plus he was also interested in finding the songs we played on you tube, he isn’t familiar with our style of music. Again thanks for your time with him, you know me, I’ll love to see people have fun and enjoy playing music.
F E A R: False Evidence Appearing Real
Do what you fear most and you will overcome fear ( I remember hearing this comment from Tom Hopkins ‘famous sales trainer in Phoenix Arizona’)
Won’t you join us in our pursuit of music engagement?
#2 is having great fun. I am hearing great improvement in the fiddling.
With honor and respect, Brian Hayden Boyett
We are referring to the Fast Track music members by numbers. The numbers indicate the point in which they join. We now have five members who are engaged in the Fast Track music program.
I’d like to tell you a story about #4. #4 is the over powering epitome of our Fast Track music strategy. #4 has taken our original Fast Track music model and turbo charged the process and added a flux capacitor. #4 began the Fast Track music process about a year ago. I have been fortunate to participate by procuring the musical instrument and I have been the coach. We have been impressed and inspired to see how Fast track has positively influenced the life of this young person (now 16 years of age). Because of Fast Track music – #4 can now participate in this jam session. #4 may have been the impetus of this jam session. #4 has shown us she really wants to learn and progress with her music talent.
Because of this approach I was fortunate to play my fiddle on two occasions this weekend. One occasion was with #3 (Fast Track fiddler) to honor my best friend at Mi Mi’s Cafe; right on the patio. This qualifies as an impromptu concert. The other occasion was to honor another VIP in memory of another VIP (whose life ended recently). This to me is the epitome of our approach (to honor people). My simple mind tells me if we are constantly honoring our VIPs with good music – we will play a lot (we will use it ‘and not lose it’).
On a side note: New technique ‘process’
I have been experimenting with hand exercise devices. These allow me to exercise both hands throughout the day. I keep one in my pocket and one on my desk. Here are the names of these devices: Gripmaster (heavy tension) and Harbinger (I recently purchased at Big 5 Sporting Good Store). I love the Harbinger name (means a person who is advancing a new trend).
Here is the result: when I am consistently exercising my hands; when I do pick up the fiddle – my playing seems clearer; and my fingers do not get tired. I will be interested in any feedback that you experience because of this new harbinger approach.
I met a lovely person this morning in my business path of travel. This person has enjoyed dancing in the past. I was inclined to ask “have you ever wanted
to play a musical instrument – or do you play one now”? This person expressed an interest in playing the piano. I said we can help you learn. She may consider this. I had courage to ask because we have seen this approach change lives. Our Fast Track approach is driven by courage and unselfishness. If you have the courage and practice unselfishness – this approach will change your life. With respect and honor, Brian Hayden Boyett CWS-VI, CI
060513 7:30 PM I got to be involved in honoring #4’s sibling for a birthday celebration at Joe’s B B Q, Gilbert AZ (a great place to eat and take in the great ambiance). I strolled in with the fiddles and handed one to #3 and we played happy B day. #3’s child was present (inventor, scientist, and physicist). The Fast Track method teaches to honor people with our music; to integrate it – to use it and not lose it. So I am finding; by living my musical life to honor VIPs; I am playing music all the time.
So, we set the fiddles down in a chair and a server walks by and comments about the instruments. This young person has played the violin in the past. We say “please play us a song”. Without hesitation this young server grabs up the fiddle and busts out on Arkansas Traveler (a very traditional fiddle song ‘hoe down’). We said, “Please join us at our group meeting”. This young server is the epitome of our journey. In the life of this young character – there is latent music talent. We wish to teach music integration ‘into our daily lives’– to honor ‘our VIPs’; and use it so we don’t lose it. I hope this person will soon join our movement. I am humbled.
I recently learned the song Hurt for a VIP who just crashed the motorcycle into a truck. We are lucky this person is still present. I was able to learn this song by printing the lyrics and watching Johnny Cash sing this (on YouTube). This is a very effective method to learn new songs. We encourage utilizing all of our technological resources to learn songs Fast. If someone requests a song – write it down; learn it and honor this VIP with this song. It is a gift to them; it is a gift for you.
I was fortunate to play a couple of fiddle songs with #1 the other night (Sally Gooden and Leather Britches and Salle Anne). It sounds soooo cool when two or more fiddles are playing the same song (even if it is a different variation ‘but they have to be playing in tune’). We call this fine person #1 (he is the man standing on the left) because he began our Fast Track music journey. #1 and I have worked together for at least four years now ‘and are still having a blast inventing new fiddle concepts of learning and persuasion’; and because of his unselfishness – tenacity and fungible gifts – he has helped us create this sustainable approach to music:
- You use it – and don’t lose it
- Honor our VIPs with our music gifts
- Give two impromptu concerts a month
- In order to use it – you gotta have it (as I understand #1 takes his fiddle with him all the time). I have my fiddle in my car at all times. I have chosen a fiddle ‘to carry’ ; if it breaks or dry rots – I will live; and buy another. This is my suggestion to you: get an instrument you can carry and not worry about destruction ‘of this instrument – because of inclement weather conditions; we live in Arizona – can you image the heat in our vehicles’? We have good fiddles and we have fiddles that can dry rot ‘and we won’t cry’. Just a thought.
An e mail from my mentor:
I thought this might be of interest. You can attend the online workshop for free as “audience” but to participate there’s a fee.
Here’s the link:
Peter ‘Doc’ Rolland, Ph.D, director
Rolland String Research Associates, Rolland Strings & Rolland Fiddle Camp
1616 W. Mountain View Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201-4517
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