(May, 2018) Hello!
My name is Andrey Gusev. I was born in 1961 on Sakhalin Island (this is in the east of Russia, north of Japan and west of America ) and lived there until 2012. Then, I, my wife and my youngest son moved to the Moscow region. The elder daughter and son stayed to live on the beautiful Sakhalin.
I tried to compose my first compositions in high school. At that time, my parents sent a younger brother to study at a music school and bought him a piano. This piano was my first musical instrument. My brother graduated from music school and became a fine car mechanic. He has not touched the piano since. As for me, on the contrary, I did not get a music education, but I did become a musician.
I bought my own instrument with the money I earned after graduation from the institute. It was an electronic organ of Soviet production. It cost me five monthly salaries. It was a heavy instrument and the keys were constantly out of order. But it had a powerful, strong case, on which three people could sit when there were not enough chairs. When the organ began to break every day, I got angry and threw it out. I bought myself an electric guitar, having spent on it only three of my monthly salaries. But I did not learn to play it. Now, It is lying on my balcony. When good keyboards began to import into Russia, I was able to buy myself a normal synthesizer for two monthly salaries. It was a workstation CASIO WK-1800, which has served me wonderfully for 12 years. It was on this synthesizer that I created most of my songs.
I have never been a professional musician. My profession is a geologist. And music is my main hobby in life.
My musical work did not go unnoticed in my city and its environs. I began to win prestigious awards at various regional contests of songwriters. My songs were performed by local bands and solo performers. I became a hero of local radio and television programs.
But, once I tried to play on YAMAHA PSR-A2000 and realized that I lost a lot in my life without having such an instrument. I gave CASIO to my goddaughter, and decided to buy a PSR-A2000. While saving money, I decided that it would be better to buy the PSR-S750. I began to save more money and decided that it might be better yet to buy the PSR-S950. I saved some more money and .... The Russians have a saying that sounds something like this: "If you want to marry someone, then it should be only the queen!" So, in the end, I bought myself a Tyros5 with 76 keys.
When creating music, in addition to the Tyros synthesizer, I also use computer programs.
In Moscow, gaining popularity is much more difficult than in the provinces. But I do not despair. I continue to write music with the help of the Tyros. I finished a musical fairy tale. Now I'm working on a rock opera. Unfortunately, I do not have any English songs, so I'll only show you my instrumental compositions. I hope you like them. Thanks to Joe and this PSR Tutorial site!