Song Collection #1

Contents

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.

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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.

Performers

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.

58 PSR Performers
Abb Performer Abb Performer Abb Performer
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
FA Francisco Albuquerque        

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.

36 Contributing Performers
Abb Artist Abb Artist Abb Artist
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

Keyboards

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!

Major Yamaha Keyboards
Keyboard No. Songs Percent
Tyros4 120 6%
Tyros3 335 16%
Tyros2 193 9%
Tyros1 102 5%
PSR-S910 133 6%
PSR-S900 423 21%
PSR-3000 551 27%
PSR-2100 38 2%
PSR-2000 50 2%
PSR-740 70 3%
All Other 41 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 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 .