1,382 MP3 files -- all the songs added to the PSR Tutorial site from October of 2013 through December of 2015. This collection takes up 5.8GB of an 8 GB USB drive. ($36)
The full collection includes 1,382 files and requires 5.78 GB of disk space. The collection is not available for download but is provided on an 8 GB USB drive.
(January 2016) There are 1,382 MP3 files in this collection drawn from songs added to the PSR Tutorial web site over a period of two years and two months from October, 2013 through December, 2015.
There is no web interface to this collection. The MP3 files are all songs named after the relevant song title. There are 253 Christmas songs (from the Christmas 2013, 2014, and 2015 Jukeboxes) listed alphabetically in two "_Christmas" folders. The other 1,129 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 generally reflect the name of the song. 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.
Over 1,162 of the songs in this collection are from the "PSR Performers". The names of the 60 performers and the number of songs from each 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.
|Bill McCracken||29||James Gracey||2||Morrie Reece||16|
|Bob K||40||Janet Griffin||3||Patricia Jacobsen||17|
|Bob McKinney||11||Jim Laing||22||Pedro Eleuterio||2|
|Craig||189||John Phillips||103||Peter Gasser||8|
|Dave Church||1||John Vishnoff||15||Richard Losper||5|
|Del Kay||63||Joseph Hart||7||Roger Brenizer||84|
|Don Valentine||11||Judy Short||9||Ron Jubenville||3|
|Eileen Lowry||4||Ken Stenzel||4||Royce Mosgrove||5|
|Ernie Mulder||76||Ken Toone||17||S S Rasmussen||19|
|Franco Tancredi||1||Kieth Osborne||63||Stephen Molnar||3|
|Frank Filipo||16||Larry Tyler||110||Sunny Haddleton||3|
|Gary Diamond||23||Lynn Rae Couch||26||Ton Anthonie||20|
|Gloria Hanson||44||Mark Chapman||6||Torben Goldin||37|
|Grant Cantrill||20||Mark Styles||6||Udo Becker||20|
|Jack Williamson||52||Mike Cyr||39||Vince Andreone||6|
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. Songs #3 includes 87 holiday songs from 21 contributing forum members: Andre Saurimonde, Andreas Kronen, Barry Cowles, Bob (SciNote), Chuck S, Derek Watts, Don Mason, Don R, Drake M, Giorgio Pina, Greg Suits, Greg Pace, Howard Marvin, John K, Jon D, Michael Witek, Norm Ruttle, Rick Fox, Robert Ford, Robert van Weersch, and Wally Towells.
17 different keyboards are represented 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. With today's excellent boards and voices, you may be surprised at how great the music is on these earlier models!
|CVP301 & CVP605||66||5|
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 is 32 pages. The alphabetical index is useful if you want to see if a particular song is available somewhere 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.