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.
(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.
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.
|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.
|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|
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!
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.