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Christmas Sing-Along Collection

for Tyros4
by Fred Smith
December 2015

Christmas Song List

All I Want for Christmas Is You
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard own High
Are My Ears on Straight
Away in a Manger
Birthday of a King
Blue Christmas
Christmas in Killarney
Christmas Song
Deck the Halls
Do You Hear What I Hear
First Noel
Friendly Beasts
Frosty the Snowman
Go Tell It on the Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good Christians All Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Here We Come A-Wassalling
Holly Jolly Christmas
Home for the Holidays
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Saw Three Ships
I'll Be Home for Christmas
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
It's Begging To Look Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Joy to the World
Let It Snow
Little Drummer Boy
Marshmallow World
Mary's Little Boy Child
My Two Front Teeth
Nutting' for Christmas
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Rocking' Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Suzy Snowflake
There Is No Christmas Like a Mome Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas
Up on the Housetop
We Need a Little Christmas
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
What Child Is This
When A Child Is Born
While Shepherds Watched
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

My Christmas Sing-Along Collection is a set of 61 Christmas favorites (see list), complete with sheet music, song (midi) files and lyrics. The files are designed for someone who plays busker style (chords in the left hand, melody in the right).

To load the repertoire into your Tyros4, download the Smith Christmas.zip file, unzip the files to a folder called "Smith Christmas" on the hard drive, copy to a USB drive and then to your Tyros drive. Salient information on each type of file is provided below.

Registration Files

Registrations are designed to be used with the Sequencer enabled. Go to Function > Registration Sequence > Sequence Enable > On. Set the Regist+ pedal to whichever one you want to use (if you don't have, or don't want to use, a pedal, you can use the tab buttons on the screen). The Regist- pedal is not used by the registrations; setting Sequence End to Next Bank will allow you to move from one song to the next. You can tell when to hit the pedal by the black triangles in the sheet music.

The registrations will not change the EQ, mic, line out or slider settings. But Fingering and split point will be changed (to Multi-finger and F#2). If you don't want that to happen, lock these parameters (using Function > Utility > Config1 > Parameter Lock) before you load any registrations.

PDF Music Files

PDF Music has been designed for use on a tablet. There are minimal margins, large fonts and no repeats – so no more trying to decipher in real time whether to play the big notes or the small notes. You can print the PDF files, but you'll have lots of pages.

Lyrics

Lyrics are designed for the Proportional 20 font. Press Lyrics/Text then the [3] button three times. You need do this only once per power on. To display the lyrics on an external screen, set Function > Screen Out > Screen Content to Lyrics/Text.

SongBook

SongBook is the app I use to display the music on an iPad. All the required midi control files are included in the zip file. To use Songbook:

  1. Transfer the PDF files to Songbook using iTunes
  2. See the included Excel file for the MSB/LSB/PG codes for each song in SongBook
  3. To enable the registrations to automatically change the page, go to Settings > MIDI foot pedal and turn it on. Then set: if controller 4 changes to 1 execute Jump to next page; if controller 4 changes to 2 execute Jump to previous page; if controller 4 changes to 4 execute Jump to next page.

Fred Smith
Saskatoon SK
Sun Lakes AZ

This page updated on January 10, 2016 .