Includes over 2,056 MP3 files with 112 hours of music. This collection includes all of the MP3 files that were posted on the PSR Tutorial from 2002 through April of 2011. ($36)
The full collection includes 2,063 files and requires 7.05 GB of disk space. The collection is not available for download but is provided on on a 8 GB USB drive.
There are 2,056 MP3 files in this collection drawn from songs added in the years before April, 2011. 711 songs are from the first part of 2011, 801 from 2010, 609 from 2009, and 367 from earlier years.
There is no web interface to this collection. The MP3 files are all songs named after the relevant song title. There are 200 Christmas songs listed alphabetically in the "_Christmas" folder. The other 1,800 songs are in 10 alphabetical folders (A-B, C-D-E, F-G-H, I, J-K-L, M-N, O-P-Q-R, S, T, and U-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 Bye Bye Love, recorded on the PSR-3000, has a filename of "Bye_Bye_Love-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 Jerry Ernst's rendition of Dear Old Donegal is named "Dear_Old_Donegal_v-JE3k". If a song is an original created and copyrighted by the performer, the name will include a "_c" after the song title.
Over 1,896 of the songs in this collection are from the "PSR Performers". The names, and abbreviations, of the 58 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||FT||Franco Tancredi||LC||Lynn Rae Couch|
|AG||Alex Green||FB||Frank Blecha||MG||Marcelo Gaspar|
|MC||Bill McCracken||GC||Gary Coupe||MS||Mark Styles|
|BV||Bill Venice||GK||Gary Kilby||SC||Mike Clarke|
|BB||Bob Boyd||GH||Gloria Hanson||MZ||Mike Szmania|
|BM||Bruce Milne||HB||Harry BrownRigg||OZ||Osvaldo De Souza|
|CB||Chris Bell||HS||Hermann Schunk||HP||Patrick Hannequin|
|CH||Chuck Hunt||JG||James Gracey||PZ||Pauline Z|
|CE||Clem Ebber||JJ||James Hunter||RH||Richard Herzog|
|CK||Craig||GR||Janet Griffin||RP||Richard Peck|
|CC||Cynthia Cooke||JK||Jannie Kroese||RJ||Ron Jubenville|
|DE||Dave Edwards||JE||Jerry Ernst||RO||Royce Mosgrove|
|DL||David Laplante||JF||Joe Francis||SM||Stephen Molnar|
|HM||Deane Peters||JW||Joe Waters||SH||Sunny Haddleton|
|DK||Del Kay||FP||John Phillips||SD||Susie Drage|
|DV||Diane Villafane||JV||John Vishnoff||TA||Ton Anthonie|
|ES||Eddie Shoemaker||JS||Judy Short||TG||Torben Goldin|
|EL||Eileen Lowry||JC||Julio Cazes||VA||Vince Andreone|
|EM||Ernie Mulder||KO||Kieth Osborne||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 160 songs, mostly Christmas songs, from an additional 36 contributing artists. Their names and abbreviations are provided in the table below.
|AD||Art Dellerson||GW||Geraint Woolford||MS2||Mukul Saxena|
|AJ||Andrec JC||HT||Heikko Telno||OS||Onacimus Sayaham|
|AM||Amir||HVR||Henni van Rooyan||PL||Petter Larsen|
|AT||Alan Touzel||JB||Jim Baldwin ||PV||Paul Vemeeren|
|BK0||Bart Kuijer||JK2||Jorg Kurt||PZ2||Paul Zizzadorro|
|DM||Drake M||JS2||John Strand||SDS||Sandra DeSouza|
|DM1||Don Mason||JT||Joe Tabor||TW||Terry Wohl|
|DR||Dan Rymut||JW2||Joel Wong||VY||Vitali Yuriev|
|ED||Elaine Drori||JWY||John W||WS2||Walter Sheluk|
|EE||Eddie Edmonson||KC||Kevin Clayton||WS3||Waqar Shami|
|FG||Ferdy Van Gijzel||KH||Ken Hodges|
|FM||Freddie Meynell||MF||Mike Feechan|
|GHR||Jerry Ryan||ML||Marcel Lefebvre|
18 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 PSR-S950 or Tyros5 models, which had not yet been introduced in 2011, 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 47 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 September 15, 2016 .