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Roy Beardmore
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(May, 2017) I was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England but I am now retired and living in the north of Wales. I had piano lessons for several months when I was a young boy, and it was enough for me to get familiar with the basics of reading music and playing the piano.

As a teenager during the 1960's, I used to play the pop music of the time on the family upright piano, mainly by ear but sometimes using sheet music. I believe my piano playing style was defined by bashing out this pop music by ear during these teenage years. At this time I also tried to teach myself to play the guitar. However, I never managed to get my short fingers to bridge properly and also got into the bad habit of some lazy, unconventional chord fingering, so my guitar playing never really progressed very far.

From the late 1970's and through the 1980's, I had a succession of cheap, Italian home organs from unfamiliar manufacturers until, around 1990, I bought a Yamaha Electone HS-4. I had this for several years until the end of the 1990's when I bought my first arranger, a General Music WK-4 workstation arranger. However, I always yearned to go back to playing a piano, so I bought a very cheap portable electric piano to go with the WK-4.

I loved the GEM WK-4 and, in my opinion, it had an advanced specification for that period and was more than a match for the top of the range competitive products of the time from the more popular manufacturers. Following the WK-4, I had a Yamaha PSR-3000 and P-85 digital piano, which I also used as a basic MIDI master keyboard with the PSR-3000. I continued to hold on to my WK-4 until I eventually gave it away to a good home a few years later.

Following retirement from the chemical/lubricants industry at the end of 2014, the PSR-3000 + P-85 was replaced by my current keyboards, a Tyros 5-76 + Roland FA08, which again doubles as a MIDI master keyboard for playing main piano through the Tyros. Although I bought the Tyros 5 at the end of 2014, it was basically stored in its box for over 12 months whilst I moved house, so it was only really in 2016 that I got around to setting it up and starting to play it.

I am purely an amateur, playing at home as a hobby for my own pleasure and enjoyment. I play both by ear and from sheet music, and I try to tackle various types of music styles and arrangements .

All my Tyros recordings on PSR Tutorial were recorded using the Tyros MIDI Recorder/Sequencer and on-board WAV recorder.

I have been following PSR Tutorial for a number of years, and make use of the various free resources that are available. I think a huge thanks must go to all the contributors to PSR Tutorial who must have spent (and continue to spend) a considerable amount of their time making an extensive selection of files and resources freely available to others. It is also very interesting and inspirational to listen to the recordings of the other performers, and the different individual techniques and playing styles that they use.

Roy Beardmore
(RoyB in the forum)

Roy's MP3 Song Index - Tyros5 (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below includes all of Roy's songs arranged alphabetically by song title and keyboard. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song.

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Across The Universe

All I Do Is Dream Of You

Bring It On Home To Me

Can't Help Falling In Love V1

Can't Help Falling In Love V2

Cotton

Cotton Fields

Disney Girls

Don't Answer Me

Dream a Little Dream of Me

For Me and My Gal

Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues

Goodbye (from The White Horse Inn)

Good night Irene

The Great Pretender

Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Hello Again

Hello Mary Lou

Here's That Rainy Day

Hymne a l'Amour

I Always Get Lucky With You

I Find Your Love

I Love To Boogie

I Only Want To Be With You

I Saw Her Standing There

I'll See You In My Dreams

I'm Not The Only One

It's Raining

La Mer (Beyond The Sea)

Little Things Mean A Lot

Loch Lomond

Losing You

Louisiana Man

Love Hurts

Love Letters

A Love So Beautiful

Love You Anymore

Lovesick Blues

Memories Are Made Of This

Music

My Love

My Wild Irish Rose

No Matter What (from Whistle Down The Wind)

Oh! Lonesome Me

The Puppy Song

The Race Is On

Raining In My Heart

Rebel Rouser

River Road

Rhythm Of The Rain

Say Good night

Sea Of Heartbreak

A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues

Silhouettes

Singing The Blues

Sons Of

(You Are My) Special Angel

Take Good Care of My Baby

You Are The Reason

You Belong To Me (Pee Wee King)

Waltzing Matilda

We've Got Tonight

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

When You Walk In The Room

Wild Side of Life (It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels)

You'll Never Walk Alone

You Belong To Me