1,800 MP3 files -- all the songs added to the PSR Tutorial site from May of 2011 through October of 2013. This collection fills up an 8 GB USB drive. ($36)
The full collection includes 1,813 files and requires 6.98 GB of disk space. The collection is not available for download but is provided on an 8 GB USB drive.
There are 1,806 MP3 files in this collection drawn from songs added to the PSR Tutorial web site over a period of about 2 and a half years from May, 2011 through October, 2013.
There is no web interface to this collection. The MP3 files are all songs named after the relevant song title. There are 224 Christmas songs listed alphabetically in the "_Christmas" folder. The other 1,582 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 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.
Over 1,767 of the songs in this collection are from the "PSR Performers". The names, and abbreviations, of the 60 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.
|AG||Alex Green||GK||Gary Kilby||MS||Mark Styles|
|MC||Bill McCracken||GH||Gloria Hanson||SC||Mike Clarke|
|CB||Chris Bell||SG||Grant Cantrill||MZ||Mike Szmania|
|CH||Chuck Hunt||JJ||James Hunter||NS||Neal Saunders|
|CE||Clem Ebber||GR||Janet Griffin||OZ||Osvaldo De Souza|
|CK||Craig||JE||Jerry Ernst||PA||Patricia Harman|
|DC||Dave Church||JW||Joe Waters||AC||Patricia Jacobsen|
|KD||David Kennedy||FP||John Phillips||HP||Patrick Hannequin|
|DL||David Laplante||JV||John Vishnoff||PE||Pedro Eleuterio|
|HM||Deane Peters||JH||Joseph Hart||PG||Peter Gasser|
|DK||Del Kay||JS||Judy Short||RN||Rocco Noschese|
|DV||Diane Villafane||JC||Julio Cazes||RJ||Ron Jubenville|
|WG||Don Valentine||KE||Kees Schouten||RO||Royce Mosgrove|
|EL||Eileen Lowry||KS||Ken Stenzel||SR||Steen S Rasmussen|
|EM||Ernie Mulder||KO||Kieth Osborne||SH||Sunny Haddleton|
|FA||Francisco Albuquerque||LT||Larry Tyler||SD||Susie Drage|
|FT||Franco Tancredi||LW||Larry Warner||TA||Ton Anthonie|
|FB||Frank Blecha||LM||Laura Remson Mitchell||TG||Torben Goldin|
|GC||Gary Coupe||LC||Lynn Rae Couch||UB||Udo Becker|
|GD||Gary Diamond||MY||Manoj Yarashi||WZ||Wally Zelinski|
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 39 songs, mostly Christmas songs, from an additional 11 contributing artists. Their names and abbreviations are provided in the table below.
|AF||Allen Fuller||EB||Ed Beaty||JT2||Joel True|
|CS||Chuck S||FS||Fred Smith||PL||Petter Larsen|
|DA||Dave Aho||GS||Greg Suits||WB||William Barnard|
17 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.