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2011 CD-ROM CONTENTS
|CD-ROM ($30)||Download Only ($20)|
(January 2011) Continuing the format of the 2010 CD-ROM, this CD contains a complete web-site that you can access and explore via your browser on your home PC. It includes much of the educational and informational material available on the main PSR Tutorial web site at the end of 2010. All of this for less than half the price of a single one-hour music "lesson" ($30). [Note: all of the material on this CD-ROM is included on the 2012 4 GB USB drive.]
There are five major sections on the included web site. Each is described below:
Yes! All of the lessons from the PSR Tutorial are include on this CD-ROM. All together, there are 387 web pages included in the lessons section. Subsections include "Start Here", "Demos", "Playing", "Tuning", "Quick Steps", and "FAQs". Now you can explore then at your leisure right on your own computer. However, it was not possible to include the videos referenced in the "Demo" section. The links are still there, but they will require an internet connection to access and view the many YouTube videos.
While the 2010 CD-ROM had all of the PSR Performer (5,000) midi files available at that time, this new CD includes only the midi files that were added in 2010. Still, that's 460 songs. These can be accessed via an alphabetical index to all the songs. They can also be used by simply copying them all to a USB drive and taking them to your keyboard. This section also includes the complete Yamaha XG midi library, and the Top Songs, Fake Books, and Fake Book Index components from the PSR Tutorial Music section.
The 2011 CD-ROM includes all of the style files that were added to the PSR Tutorial site in 2010. This includes over 14,000 styles, not an insignificant number. So, to fit everything on the CD, all of the styles are in zip files that will have to be copied to your PC and unzipped to use. Note that in an unzipped format, there are enough styles included to just about fill up a single CD. Besides the style files, this section also includes the material found in the "Other Files" section of Styles on the main site -- Music Finder databases (including all the "corrected" versions for the various Yamaha keyboards), over 3,000 multi pad files, hundreds of registration files, and 5,000 voice files, many of which are not even available on the main site.
Here you will find all the Articles, Projects, and Pro Clinic discussions available on the main site as of January 1, 2011. Plenty of reading material here! You will also find the complete "Secret of Chords and Chord Progressions" in the Learning Center as well as all of the manuals for the latest six Yamaha arranger keyboards (Tyros4, Tyros3, Tyros2, and PSR-S910, PSR-S900, and PSR-3000).
The final section mirrors the Utilities section of the main site. All the various utility descriptions are there and the actual utility files from Michael Bedesem are included on the CD-ROM. These can be copied to your PC and installed there.
There is an incredible amount of information on this CD-ROM as well as thousands of useful files. Both brand new, and experienced users, will find it an excellent addition to the resource archives. Note that a "Help" page created for the 2010 CD is largely applicable to the 2011 CD and may useful to you in understanding how these CD-ROMs are used.
Note that the complete history of PSR Performer midi files (5,000 files, 280 MB) is available on the 2010 CD-ROM. In addition, most of the style files included on that CD (2,000 styles, 105 MB) are not available on the 2011 version. The complete set of PSR Performer midi songs is also available on the 2009 Songs DVD.
This page updated on January 5, 2013 .