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Edgewood, TX

Janet's Jukebox

See MP3 Index (below) to listen to and/or download all of Janet's songs.

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(December, 2010) My musical background sounds similar to many other performer bios.  I raised a family and now have six grandchildren to keep up with.  I’m also still working – can’t wait for retirement!

As a young girl I would sit on the screened porch at my grandmother’s house and play the music box until the metal nubs were almost worn off the plates. I guess my mother saw some potential there because she spent every penny of the money left to her when my grandmother passed away to buy me a piano.

I had my first lesson when I was around ten years old and those $2.50 per week sessions with an elderly lady down the street lasted for about three years. There was very little theory, and she was very lenient on my lack of scale practice (which shows in my playing), but she taught me enough to get me started.

During those child-rearing years, I was too busy to do anything but annually pull out my Christmas music and terrorize the family with my lack of practice. Sorry guys!

Just a few years back, I began attending a little country church and they shamed me into providing my limited ability on the keyboard. I was so embarrassed that I began practicing diligently. Our pastor formed a southern gospel group, called the Aarp Angels with singers and players throughout the county and I was their "default" soprano/keyboardist. So then I really had to get myself in gear. The result was that the more I played, the more I wanted to play. My nervousness subsided and I began "collecting keyboards." Actually I’m just searching for the right one. If Yamaha would just put 88 keys on an arranger, I would feel like I’d died and gone to heaven.

So now I have two Motif ES8’s (why – because I ended up becoming part of a "Sunday Morning Mobile Methodist Music Ministry," which played at two little country churches), a PSR-3000, PSR-S900, Tyros2 and my latest, a Tyros3. I originally bought the Motif’s because of the 88 keys. I wouldn’t even look at anything with less. I’m using them now as very expensive MIDI-CONTROLLERS! smile Eventually, a good friend of mine introduced me to the YPG-625 and I fell in love with the accompaniment feature. He and I did some concerts where he played the guitar and we sang harmony while I accompanied with the "one man band." We were pretty darn good!

I’m continuing to evolve. With the help of my friends at PSR Tutorial. I'm now learning about recording, multi-tracks, bounce tracks, editing, etc. It’s really wonderful to have such a great hobby and the people at the little country church hug me every week and thank me for the wonderful music. There’s nothing better than that!

SO THANKS AGAIN, MOM – I couldn’t have done it without you.

Janet's MP3 Song Index (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. All of Janet's songs are listed below alphabetically by title. Click on any song title to listen to and/or download the song.

 

Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Are You Washed (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

At Calvary (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Awesome God (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Behold The Lamb (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Brahms Lullaby (Tyros3) 3/3/2013

Christ Arose (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Christ The Lord Has Risen (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Crazy (Tyros3) 1/5/2011

Easter Songs (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Tyros3) 3/3/2013

Handel Behold (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

He Is Risen (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

I Just Feel Like Something Good (Tyros3) 1/5/2011

In The Garden (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

In This Very Room (Tyros3) 1/8/2011

Japanese Sandman (Tyros3) 3/3/2013

Jesus Medley (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Lord Listen To Your Children (Tyros5) 3/17/2014

More (Tyros3) 3/3/2013

Near The Cross (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Nothing But The Blood (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Noways Tired (Tyros3) 3/17/2014

Old Rugged Cross (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Over The Rainbow (Tyros3) 3/3/2013

Pie Jesu (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Send In The Clowns (Tyros3) 3/3/2013

She's Got You (Tyros3) 1/5/2011

Stranger On The Shore (Tyros3) 2/19/2013

Stranger On The Shore2 (Tyros3) 2/19/2013

Texas State Of Mind (Tyros3) 1/5/2011

There Is Power (Tyros3) 4/19/2011

Vaya Con Dios (Tyros3) 1/5/2011

We Gather Together, Thanks Be To God (Tyros3) 12/14/2011

When You WIsh Upon A Star (Tyros3) 3/3/2013

 

Christmas Songs

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas (Tyros3) 12/7/2013