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FAST TRACKING SERIES by MARY GOODMAN

       A new concept in upper string teaching. Mary’s method harnesses the initial enthusiasm of the beginner, using short intense bursts of concentration on one aspect of technique at a time. The analogy of practice with sports training emphasises the little and often approach and enables the basic techniques, plucking, bowing and left hand position to  be learned from the outset. Thus a variety of recognisable tunes can be played from a very early stage bringing encouragement, not groans, from the family during home practice.


       Mary discovered that, whatever the ability of the beginner, the earlier any skill is learned the more successfully it is absorbed into the technique.  She has used this method equally successfully with classes and individual pupils of all ability levels from the very brightest to those with special needs. The momentum hardly flags carried by the pupils’ enthusiasm. Success breeds success. This method is for anyone who wants to get on with the business of playing their instrument and also for those who wish to brush up on aspects of their technique.


        We were extremely sorry to learn of Mary’s death after a short illness on July 16th 2015.


       Mary’s daughter, Wendy Waldock, a professional cellist, discovered Mary’s bowing exercises and adapted them for cello for her own use and was so impressed with the improvement in her own technique that the result was FAST TRACK BOWINGS FOR CELLO  and FAST TRACK BOWINGS FOR DOUBLE BASS.


       A DVD was made while Mary (then in her 80s) was still teaching. (89 minutes).

It shows the very first lessons of a 5 year old girl and a 50 year old man and shows their progress through their first year of individual lessons. An 8 year old girl after 14 months tackles some more advanced techniques and has her first lesson on a quarter size viola. Unfortunately this is no longer available.


PPV007/1/CD FAST TRACKING FIDDLE  PART ONE by MARY GOODMAN

The CD includes backing tracks to accompany the exercises and pieces in the book.

PPV007/1/CD £10   PART ONE WITH CD        BUY THIS MUSIC


PPV007/CD/ACC ACCOMPANIMENTS TO FAST TRACKING FIDDLE by KENNETH GANGE The accompaniments printed to be used when a piano is available during classes.

PPV007/CD/ACC. £10          BUY THIS MUSIC


PPV007/2 FAST TRACKING FIDDLE PART TWO by MARY GOODMAN

£ 8.50              BUY THIS MUSIC


PPVA007/1 FAST TRACKING VIOLA PART ONE by MARY GOODMAN

£8.50               BUY THIS MUSIC


PPVA007/2 FAST TRACKING VIOLA PART TWO by MARY GOODMAN

£8.50               BUY THIS MUSIC


PPVA007/ACC. ACCOMPANIMENTS TO FAST TRACKING VIOLA by KENNETH GANGE  The accompaniments printed to be used when a piano is available.

£8.50               BUY THIS MUSIC


PPS100 FAST TRACKING TOGETHER by MARY GOODMAN

A collection of exercises (mainly bowing) for beginner string groups to play together. Viola and bass parts are optional if both cello parts are played.

PPS100 SCORE & 10 PARTS (YOUR CHOICE) £30 EXTRA PARTS £2.50 EACH

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Additional material for use along with the Fast Tracking Fiddle and Fast Tracking Viola is available. Three composers, all upper string players have written pieces with piano accompaniment to provide additional repertoire at every stage of the tutors.


PPV010 PLAYTIME FOR FAST TRACKERS by KENNETH GANGE

A book of 17 progressive short pieces written to provide ensemble material for beginners almost from the first lesson. They illustrate each lesson in Mary Goodman’s Fast Tracking Violin but can equally well be used independently. The PIANO PART IS EASY. Extra violin parts are available £3 each.

PPV010 £8.50       BUY THIS MUSIC


PPV008 COMPANION PIECES FOR FAST TRACKERS by ANTHONY HEDGES

A book of 21 progressive short pieces written to provide ensemble material for beginners almost from the first lesson. They illustrate each lesson in Mary Goodman’s Fast Tracking Violin but can equally well be used independently. The PIANO PART IS EASY. Extra viola parts are available £3 each.

PPV008  £8.50       BUY THIS MUSIC


PPV009 SERENDIPITY FOR FAST TRACKERS by CLARE WARD

A book of 22progressive short pieces written to provide ensemble material for beginners almost from the first lesson. They illustrate each lesson in Mary Goodman’s Fast Tracking Violin but can equally well be used independently. The PIANO PART IS EASY. Extra violin parts are available £3 each.

PPV009  £8.50     BUY THIS MUSIC


PPVA010  PLAYTIME FOR FAST TRACKERS by KENNETH GANGE

A book of 17 progressive short pieces written to provide ensemble material for beginners almost from the first lesson. They illustrate each lesson in Mary Goodman’s Fast Tracking Viola but can equally well be used independently. The PIANO PART IS EASY. Extra viola parts are available £3 each.

PPVA010  £8.50        BUY THIS ITEM


PPVA008 COMPANION PIECES FOR FAST TRACKERS by ANTHONY HEDGES

A book of 21 progressive short pieces written to provide ensemble material for beginners almost from the first lesson. They illustrate each lesson in Mary Goodman’s Fast Tracking Viola but can equally well be used independently. The PIANO PART IS EASY. Extra viola parts are available £3 each.

PPVA008  £8.50        BUY THIS ITEM


PPVA009 SERENDIPITY FOR FAST TRACKERS by CLARE WARD

A book of 22progressive short pieces written to provide ensemble material for beginners almost from the first lesson. They illustrate each lesson in Mary Goodman’s Fast Tracking Viola but can equally well be used independently. The PIANO PART IS EASY. Extra viola parts are available £3 each.

PPVA009  £8.50        BUY THIS ITEM


SEE ALSO

VIOLIN MUSIC

VIOLA MUSIC

STRING FAVOURITES

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