Song Collection 2017

Contents

2,412 MP3 songs (163 hours of music) from 94 performers and contributors. ($36)

The full collection includes 2,412 files and requires 11 GB of disk space. The collection is not available for download but is provided on a 16 GB USB drive.

PSR Logo(1 January 2018) There are 2,412 MP3 files in this collection drawn from songs added to the PSR Tutorial web site frrom October 2013 through December 2017. All of these songs are provided on a single 16GB USB drive.

The MP3 files are all songs named after the relevant song title. There are 452 Christmas songs listed alphabetically in three "_Xmas" folders (AH, I-N, and O-Y). The other 1,960 songs are in 14 alphabetical folders (A, B, C, D, E-F, G-H, I, J-L, M, N-O, P-R, S, T-V, W-Y.)

Filenames all include a suffix that includes an abbreviation of the Performers name (generally the perform's initials, e.g. "RB" for Roger Brenizer), and a two-letter abbreviation for the keyboard the song was performed on. Thus, Roger's rendition of Always On My Mind, recorded on the Tyros4, has a filename of "Always On My Mind-RBT4.mp3" 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. Larry Tyler's rendition of Any Time, played on the Tyros5, is named "Any Time_v-LTT5.mp3". If a song is an original created and copyrighted by the performer, the name will include a "_c" after the song title.

Performers

2,251 of the songs in this collection are from the "PSR Performers". The names, and abbreviations, of the 53 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.

53 PSR Performers
MC Bill McCracken JG James Gracey AC Patricia Jacobsen
BK Bob K GR Janet Griffin PE Pedro Eleuterio
RM Bob McKinney JL Jim Laing PG Peter Gasser
BM2 Brian Miles FP John Phillips RS Randy Sherwood
CK Craig (Keyboardist) JV John Vishnoff RK Richard Kent
DC Dave Church JH Joseph Hart RL Richard Losper
HM Deane Peters JS Judy Short RB Roger Brenizer
DK Del Kay KS Ken Stenzel RJ Ron Jubenville
WG Don Valentine KT Ken Toone R2 Roy Beardmore
EL Eileen Lowry KO Kieth Osborne RO Royce Mosgrove
EM Ernie Mulder LT Larry Tyler SR Steen S Rasmussen
FT Franco Tancredi LC Lynn Rae Couch SM Stephen Molnar
FF Frank Filipo MA Mark Chapman SH Sunny Haddleton
GD Gary Diamond MS Mark Styles TA Ton Anthonie
GH Gloria Hanson M2 Mike Cyr TG Torben Goldin
SG Grant Cantrill MR Morrie Reece TS Toril Susegg
HSB Hans S Bernal NV Nick Van Zutphen UB Udo Becker
JW3 Jack Williamson PA Patricia Harman VA Vince Andreone

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 452 songs, mostly Christmas songs, from an additional 40 contributing artists. Their names and abbreviations are provided in the table below.

40 Contributing Artists
W4 Wouter DW Derek Watts MW Michael Witek
t  tyrosman DM1 Don Mason NR Norm Ruttle
AC1 Alan Clare DR2 Don R PB Paul Baumann
AS Andre Saurimonde DM Drake M P1 Paula
AK1 Andreas Kronen G1 Giorgio Pina HR Rick Fox
BC2 Barry Cowles GS Greg Suits RF Robert Ford
BS Ben Seller GP Gregory Pace RW Robert van Weersch
BH2 Bernie Henry GG Guillermo S1 Sue Groom
BL Bert H1 Howard Marvin VL Vlad Lorincz
SB Bertie JA Janus K1 Wally Towells
BH3 Bill Harden JT2 Joel True WB William Barnard
SN Bob (SciNote) JK3 John K W1 Wim NL
CS Chuck S JD Jon D
DB2 Del B MT Marc Thysebaert

Keyboards

18 Yamaha arranger keyboards are included as well as two CVP models. Most of these, of course, are the more recent mid-level and top-level Yamaha arranger keyboards. 36% of the songs were performed on the Tyros5 or Tyros4. An equal percentage were performed on the PSR-S970 and S950 models. The Keyboard table below shows the number of songs for each of the major keyboards. It is clear that many performers have upgraded their keyboards during the past few years.

Songs by Keyboard
Keyboard Songs Percent
Genos 41 2
Tyros5 407 17
Tyros4 563 23
Tyros3 33 1
Tyros2/1 15 1
PSR-S970/770 104 4
PSR-S950/750 715 30
PSR-S910/710 280 12
PSR-S900 31 1
PSR-3000/2/1 96 4
CVP605/301 84 3
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 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. You can play these MP3 files on your Tyros5 or Tyros4. You can also play them if you have one of the newer PSR-S models (970, 950, or 910). 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, 2018 .