(November, 2013) I live in the Czech republic. I am recently retired but still occasionally work in our little firm, which was established nearly 100 years ago by my grandfather.
My parents were amateur musicians, so from childhood I was surrounded by music. My music career began at age 7 with piano lessons, which I continued for 8 years. When I was 10, I started learning the clarinet. Later, I took lessons on the guitar and, still later, on the contrabass.
I played the clarinet in a school brass ensemble and later in a dixieland orchestra. I played the contrabass in a school string orchestra. My first paying public clarinet appearance was in the dixieland orchestra together with my friends when I was 15. At 16, I started playing the piano with adults in a big band.
During my studies and later, I played the piano, or the organ, in dance bands from time to time. When I was 23, I once again began to play regularly the piano and then the organ. Later I played the electronic strings and still later the synthesizers, etc. When I performed, I usually played two or three instruments. I owned about 15 instruments -- electronic pianos, organs, strings, synthesizers, typical keyboards and so on. Many times until now, I began and ended my playing in orchestras because of my work. Ongoing work requirements often caused long interuptions in my musical career.
As an amateur, I played the keyboard in balls with various orchestras, cafe bars, taverns and so on. From 1988 through 2007 I gave up playing because of the growth in our firm. During these 20 years I didn't play in public at all so music fell by the wayside.
Unfortunately, today I no longer have a clarinet or contrabass. Seven years ago, I bought my last instrument, a Yamaha Clavinova CVP 301. I now only play at home for my own pleasure and for my friends. Because I've forgotten a lot and lost my earlier skills, it has been difficult to get back to my earlier standards.
I like all kinds of good music. The PSR Tutorial provides an excellent opportunity for musicians to share their music and to gain experience and meet more friends. I hope you enjoy my music.
-- Bob K
Bob has provided 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the CVP-301. Individual songs are shown in the table below and any one song can be downloaded by right-clicking on the song link. You can download all of Bob's MIDI songs in two files: BobK01.zip. The table displays the song title, tempo (T), time signature (TS), lyrics (L), chords (C), where possible, the style used, the original volume (V), and the keyboard used (K).You can download all of Bob's MIDI songs here:
|Choo Choo Choo's Boogie||182||4/4||N||Y||01||C3|
|Frosty The Snowman||78||4/4||N||Y||01||C3|
|Jingle Bell Rock||115||4/4||N||Y||R&BBallad||01||C3|
|Tea For Two||100||4/4||N||Y||Cool8Beat||01||C3|