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Recent Songs

St. Louis Blues

Whispering

Stardust

Blue Hawaii

Candy Kisses

Georgia on My Mind

My Musical Journey

(March, 2007) I was born in 1940 in Belleville, Illinois but grew up and attended school in St. Louis, Mo. I took piano and voice lessons from the age of 10 and by the age of 15 was singing and playing piano gigs around St. Louis. After high school, I reported for military duty and was sent to Corpus Christi, Texas where I met my lovely bride of 44 years and became a permanent "Texan."

I attended North Texas State University as a music education major with a concentration in percussion - didn't play piano well enough to be a piano major. I played in the lab band program, the concert band, the orchestra, and various ensembles. It was a great experience because a lot of the guys in the music school either were playing or had played with people like Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Blood Sweat and Tears, Woody Herman, many other lesser-known groups. My best friend from college became the first chair clarinetist with the San Francisco Symphony - stayed there for over 30 years before he passed. Another friend went on to play trumpet with Doc and the Tonight Show Band. So I had the good fortune to learn from a lot of really outstanding players. Just wish I could play like them.

During my college years, I played drums with various bands in the Dallas area. In 1975 I walked away from it all. I was lucky to have played everything from jazz trio work to 18 piece big band gigs including short times with both the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphonies.

Somehow I ended up with a M.Ed. in elementary education and started my career teaching 6th grade, which I did for 10 years. I left teaching to become a programmer - didn't last very long - frankly, I was pretty bad at it. But that led to some good things because I was hired to implement a technology program for one of the best school districts in the Dallas area. I eventually ended up teaching very expensive Novell Networking and Cisco Router classes to adults until I retired about 9 years ago.

So how did I become interested in a PSR3000? Well, my wife and I were on a cruise last March and there was a guy playing a Kurtzwiel PA88. I was totally blown away by all the sounds he was producing. Deane at his keyboardsWhen I got home I started looking at music stores and playing around with all the various keyboards they had on the floor. I brought home a Tyros 1 - it didn't seem to play like the book said, then I brought home a Motif ES 7 - it lasted 3 days - too much to figure out - finally I brought home my PSR3000 - I knew it was the one the moment I started playing on it.

Until I started looking at keyboards in March of 2006, I had not played a single note of music since 1975. It has been a very refreshing and humiliating experience trying to regain my music skills at the keyboard after all those years. Special thanks go out to all the members of the PSR Tutorial forum - without your help I would probably have returned the keyboard and missed out on a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy my music - it represents songs that have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember - many have very special meaning. Thanks for listening.

-- 'Deane' Peters -- "Hammer"

Note: in October, 2010, Hammer moved up to the new Tyros4. In October 2017, Hammer moved to the Genos.

Hammer's MP3 Song Index

Hammer's songs are listed alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song.

After The Ball Is Over (T4)

After You've Gone (T4)

Ain't She Sweet (T4)

Alexander's Rag Time Band (T4)

Alice Blue Gown (T4)

All The Things You Are (T4)

Allegheny Moon (T4)

Alley Cat (T4)

Always (T4)

Always On My Mind (T4)

Angry (T4)

Anniversary Song (T4)

Anniversary Waltz (T4)

Are You Lonesome Tonight (T4)

Autumn In New York (T4)

Autumn Leaves (T4)

Ave Maria (G1)

Ave Maria - Gounod (T4)

Baby Face (T4)

Back Home Again In Indiana (T4)

Ball And The Jack (T4)

Be My Love (T4)

Be Still My Heart (T4)

Beer Barral Polka (T4)

Before The Next Tear Drop Falls (G1)

Bewitched (T4)

Big Butter & Egg Man (T4)

Blue Hawaii (T4)

Blue Hawaii (G1)

Blue Lou (T4)

Blue Moon (T4)

Blueberry Hill (T4)

Bogalusa Strut (T4)

By The Time I Get To Phoenix (G1)

Cab Driver (T4)

Candy Kisses (G1)

Chicago (T4)

The Chipmonk Song (T4)

The Christmas Song (T4)

Come To Me © (T4)

Cuddle Up A Little Closer (T4)

Darktown Strutter's Ball (T4)

Deed I Do (T4)

Deep Purple (T4)

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes (T4)

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (T4)

Facination (T4)

A Fool Such As I (T4)

Georgia on My Mind (G1)

Girl From Ipanema (G1)

Harbor Lights (T4)

Have I Told You Lately (T4)

Heartaches By The Number (T4)

Home (T4)

Home For The Holidays (T4)

I Can't Give You Anything But Love (G1)

I Can't Stop Loving You (G1)

If I Loved You (G1)

Is It True What They Say About Dixie (T4)

Jersey Bounce (T4)

Jingle Bells (T4)

Lavendar Blue (T4)

Lets Fall In Love (T4)

Love Me Tender (G1)

A Mess Of Blues (T4)

Moonlight In Vermont (G1)

Night And Day (T4)

A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Sq (T4)

Oh Baby (T4)

Oh By Jingo (T4)

Once In A While (T4)

Once In A While (G1)

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (T4)

September In The Rain (T4)

Silent Night (T4)

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (G1)

St. Louis Blues (G1)

Stardust (G1)

A Sunday Kind Of Love (T4)

Tea for Two (G1)

Try A Little Tenderness (T4)

Wheel Of Fortune (T4)

Whispering (G1)

White Christmas (T4)

Your Cheatin' Heart (T4)

Hammer's MIDI Song Index

MIDI SongsHammer has provided 70 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-3000 (3k) or the PSR-S910 (91). 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 Hammer's MIDI songs here: HM-3k-91.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).

Title T TS L C Style V K
Abilene 110 4/4 N Y 07 91
Achy Breaky Heart 122 4/4 N Y 07 91
Foggy Day, A 125 4/4 N Y 07 91
Alice Blue Gown 80 3/4 N Y 02 3k
All The Things You Are 90 4/4 N N 01 3k
Always 80 3/4 N Y 06 3k
Am I Blue 57 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Anniversary Song 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 01 3k
Anniversary Song 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 02 3k
Anniversary Waltz 90 3/4 N Y 02 3k
Anything Goes, Avalon 200 4/4 N Y 02 3k
Apple Blossom Time 90 3/4 N Y 02 3k
Are You Lonesome Tonight 90 3/4 N Y 07 91
At Sundown 140 4/4 N Y 07 91
Baby Face 200 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered 70 4/4 N Y 03 3k
Body And Soul 82 4/4 N Y 04 3k
Bye Bye Blues 173 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Cab Driver 131 4/4 N Y 07 91
Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue 125 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Fly Me To The Moon 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 04 3k
Folsom Prison Blues 220 4/4 N Y 07 91
For Me And My Gal 110 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Georgia On My Mind 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 04 3k
Godfather Waltz 90 3/4 N Y 07 91
Here's That Rainy Day 90 4/4 N Y 04 3k
Honeysuckle Rose 82 4/4 N Y 06 3k
How Deep Is The Ocean 80 4/4 N Y 04 3k
I Believe 94 4/4 N Y EasyBallad 06 3k
I Don't Know Why 106 3/4 N Y 06 3k
If I Loved You 90 4/4 N Y 03 3k
I'll Be Seeing You 82 4/4 N Y 03 3k
I'll Get By 91 4/4 N Y Beguine 01 3k
I'll See You In My Dreams 103 4/4 N Y MidnightSwing 03 3k
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Moning 64 4/4 N Y 04 3k
It's A Blue World 120 4/4 N Y 05 3k
I've Got You Under My Skin 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 04 3k
I Wish You Love 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 04 3k
Laura 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 01 3k
Make Believe 115 4/4 N Y 06 3k
Memories Of You 100 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 04 3k
Moonlight Serenade 64 4/4 N Y 12-8Ballad 03 3k
More 108 4/4 N Y Rumba 04 3k
My Buddy, Now Is The Hour 80 3/4 N Y 06 3k
My Funny Valentine 82 4/4 N Y 03 3k
Prisoner Of Love 93 4/4 N N AcousticJazz 02 3k
San Antonio Rose 215 4/4 N Y 07 91
September In The Rain 97 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 02 3k
Sheik Of Araby 180 4/4 N Y BigBandFast1 06 3k
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 64 4/4 N Y 03 3k
Someone To Watch Over Me 100 4/4 N N 01 3k
Speak Low 100 4/4 N Y Cool8Beat 05 3k
S'posin' 100 4/4 N Y Cool8Beat 05 3k
Stardust 95 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 01 3k
Strange Music 120 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Tangerine 110 4/4 N Y Rumba 03 3k
Tennessee Waltz 75 3/4 N Y EnglishWaltz 06 3k
That's All 100 4/4 N Y 8BeatAdria 06 3k
Till There Was You 75 4/4 N Y 03 3k
Try A Little Tenderness 80 4/4 N Y MidnightSwing 01 3k
Unforgettable 100 4/4 N Y JazzClub 01 3k
Very Thought Of You, The 80 4/4 N Y EasyListening 01 3k
Waltz Across Texas 140 3/4 N Y 07 91
Way You Look Tonight, The 100 4/4 N Y BigBandMed1 01 3k
We Two In Love 103 4/4 N Y MidnightSwing 02 3k
What Kind Of Fool Am I 130 4/4 N Y 06 3k
When I Grow Too Old To Dream 90 3/4 N Y EnglishWaltz 02 3k
You Made Me Love You 85 4/4 N Y MidnightSwing 03 3k
Your My Everything 57 4/4 N Y 02 3k
You Were Meant For Me 184 4/4 N Y Foxtrot 05 3k

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