Song Collections #1 & #2

Contents

3,862 MP3 songs (217 hours of music) from 125 performers and contributors. ($64)

The full collection includes 3,870 files and requires 14.0 GB of disk space. The collection is not available for download but is provided on a 16 GB USB drive.

PSR Logo(5 September 2014) There are 3,862 MP3 files in this collection drawn from songs added to the PSR Tutorial web site up through October, 2013. It is the combination of the songs in Collection #1 and Collection #2 merged together and provided in one massive collection.

There is no web interface to this collection. The MP3 files are all songs named after the relevant song title. There are 442 Christmas songs listed alphabetically in two "_Christmas" folders (A-J and K-Z). The other 3,379 songs are in 21 alphabetical folders (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J-K, L, M, N, O, P, Q-R, S, T, U-V, W, Y-Z.)

Filenames all include a suffix that includes an abbreviation of the Performers name (generally the perform's initials, e.g. "EM" for Ernie Mulder), and a two-letter abbreviation for the keyboard the song was performed on. Thus, Ernie Mulder's rendition of Ain't She Sweet, recorded on the PSR-3000, has a filename of "Aint_She_Sweet-EM3k." Some of the MP3s are vocals where the performer both plays and sings the song. In many cases, but perhaps not all, a vocal recording is indicated by a "_v" at the end of the song title. The late Gary Diamond's rendition of Always On My Mind, played on the PSR-S950, is named "Always_On_My_Mind_v-GD95". If a song is an original created and copyrighted by the performer, the name will include a "_c" after the song title.

Performers

3,646 of the songs in this collection are from the "PSR Performers". The names, and abbreviations, of the 79 performers included in this collection are shown in the table below. You will find brief musical biographies for each of these performers on the PSR Tutorial web site either under the current performers or in the archived performers section.

79 PSR Performers
Abb Performer Abb Performer Abb Performer
AP Alan Paganelli GK Gary Kilby MS Mark Styles
AG Alex Green GH Gloria Hanson SC Mike Clarke
MC Bill McCracken SG Grant Cantrill MZ Mike Szmania
BV Bill Venice HB Harry BrownRigg NS Neal Saunders
BB Bob Boyd HS Hermann Schunk OZ Osvaldo De Souza
BM Bruce Milne JG James Gracey PA Patricia Harman
CB Chris Bell JJ James Hunter AC Patricia Jacobsen
CH Chuck Hunt GR Janet Griffin HP Patrick Hannequin
CE Clem Ebber JK Jannie Kroese PZ Pauline Z
CK Craig JE Jerry Ernst PE Pedro Eleuterio
CC Cynthia Cooke JF Joe Francis PG Peter Gasser
DC Dave Church JW Joe Waters RH Richard Herzog
KD David Kennedy FP John Phillips RP Richard Peck
DL David Laplante JV John Vishnoff RN Rocco Noschese
HM Deane Peters JH Joseph Hart RJ Ron Jubenville
DK Del Kay JS Judy Short RO Royce Mosgrove
DV Diane Villafane JC Julio Cazes SR Steen S Rasmussen
WG Don Valentine KE Kees Schouten SM Stephen Molnar
ES Eddie Shoemaker KS Ken Stenzel SH Sunny Haddleton
EL Eileen Lowry KO Kieth Osborne SD Susie Drage
EM Ernie Mulder LT Larry Tyler TA Ton Anthonie
FA Francisco Albuquerque LW Larry Warner TG Torben Goldin
FT Franco Tancredi LM Laura Remson Mitchell UB Udo Becker
FB Frank Blecha LC Lynn Rae Couch VA Vince Andreone
GC Gary Coupe MY Manoj Yarashi WZ Wally Zelinski
GD Gary Diamond MG Marcelo Gaspar WP Warren Peters

For many years, the PSR Tutorial has sponsored a "Christmas Jukebox" with holiday songs, not only from PSR Performers, but also from a wide variety of PSR Tutorial Forum members. There are 199 songs, mostly Christmas songs, from an additional 46 contributing artists. Their names and abbreviations are provided in the table below.

46 Contributing Artists
Abb Performer Abb Performer Abb Performer
AT Alan Touzel FS Fred Smith KC Kevin Clayton
AF Allen Fuller FM Freddie Meynell ML Marcel Lefebvre
AM Amir GW Geraint Woolford MF Mike Feechan
AJ Andrec JC GS Greg Suits MS2 Mukul Saxena
AD Art Dellerson HT Heikko Telno OS Onacimus Sayaham
BK0 Bart Kuijer HVR Henni van Rooyan PV Paul Vemeeren
CS Chuck S GHR Jerry Ryan PZ2 Paul Zizzadorro
DR Dan Rymut JL2 Jill PL Petter Larsen
DA Dave Aho JB Jim Baldwin
SDS Sandra DeSouza
DN Dave Nuttall JT Joe Tabor TW Terry Wohl
DM1 Don Mason JT2 Joel True VY Vitali Yuriev
DM Drake M JW2 Joel Wong WS2 Walter Sheluk
EB Ed Beaty JS2 John Strand WS3 Waqar Shami
EE Eddie Edmonson JWY John W WB William Barnard
ED Elaine Drori JK2 Jorg Kurt
FG Ferdy Van Gijzel KH Ken Hodges

Keyboards

23 different keyboards are included in this collection. Most of these, of course, are the mid-level and top-level Yamaha arranger keyboards. The Keyboard table below shows the number of songs for each of the major keyboards. Unless you happen to have the very latest Tyros5 models, you will find plenty of songs recorded on your keyboard. With today's excellent boards and voices, you may be surprised at how great the music is on these earlier models!

Major Yamaha Keyboards
Keyboard No. Songs Percent
Tyros4 712 19%
Tyros3 477 12%
Tyros2 284 7%
Tyros1 102 3%
PSR-S950 116 3%
PSR-S910 358 9%
PSR-S900 684 18%
PSR-3000 766 20%
PSR-2100 61 2%
PSR-2000 119 3%
PSR-740/730 95 2%
All Other 88 2%

Song Indexes

A number of documents are included to help you navigate this enormous collection of songs. An Excel file lists the song titles, the performer, the keyboard, and the length (in minutes) of the song. This basic data is also available as a PDF file. Either can be easily viewed on your computer or printed out. Note, however, that the printed copy of this master index will be around 50 pages. The alphabetical index is useful if you want to see if a particular song is available in the collection.

You may be interested in the particular songs provided by each performer or played on each keyboard. PDF files are provided that lists the song data alphabetically by Performer, and alphabetically by Keyboard.

Playing the Songs

Most computers include software that can play an MP3 file. If you have one of the more recent Tyros models, you will be able to play any of these songs on your keyboard. But the easiest method is to load the songs into a music utility like iTunes. The MP3 files include internal song data that indicates the performer and the keyboard and the song title. Loading these into a music database will give you a very large database of songs that can easily be rearranged into whatever play lists you find convenient. In addition, it is usually easy to copy your selected playlists to portable players like an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. You can then take hundreds, even thousands, of songs with you wherever you go. There is no easier, or quicker, or more economical way for you to acquire a massive database of digital music.

This page updated on January 1, 2016 .