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E-mail: Joe Waters
Glen Allen , Virginia
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Tyros4 / Tyros3 / PSR-2000

(August, 2017) Glen Allen, VA -- a suburb outside of Richmond, VA. Joe is married and has four children and seven grand kids.

Musical Background: When I was 12, I launched my music career with some free lessons on an accordion. By my senior year in high school, I managed to spend a number of Saturday nights providing dance music in a local bar in one of the Chicago suburbs. But a musical career seemed risky, so I went off to the University of Illinois, then on to graduate school at Cornell University, and then spent four years as an Asst Professor in Economics at Middlebury College, Vermont. In 1974, we moved to Washington DC where I worked as a federal employee until my retirement in 2004. I spent a few years working for General Dynamics before really retiring in 2008 and moving down to the Richmond, VA area.

In the late 70s, my interest in music was rekindled when I discovered the Lowrey Holiday organ. I didn't care for organs much, but the Lowrey could pretend to be all kinds of other instruments, complete with a rhythm accompaniment. That's what I really liked and so I spent several years learning how to play the organ, but eventually job requirements (and computers) took over and the organ sat idle. In my spare time, I became very involved with Atari computers and for 10 years published a magazine (called Current Notes) for fans of this terrific home computer.

In 2000, I happened to stumble upon a "digital piano" and once more, I was hooked. I couldn't wait to get one of those things. I discovered, however, that a keyboard would do everything the digital piano did, but was considerably cheaper. I bought the Yamaha PSR 540 for Christmas 2000 and then spent most of the next year learning to play it and find out what features I wanted in a keyboard. I upgraded to the PSR2000 the following November and then to the 2100 as soon as it was released. Similarly, I moved to the PSR3000 when it was available and then the Tyros2, PSR-S900, Tyros3, Tyros4, and now, Tyros5. Part of the reason for the regular upgrades is my work in developing and supporting this web site, which now takes up almost all of my "spare" time and a major reason there are not more songs below!

I play primarily for my own enjoyment by sight-reading from fake books. Since I don't normally perform for anyone, I don't work on memorizing songs; I simply flip through my books playing whatever seems interesting. I'm only an amateur player, but when I started the PSR Performer section, I was encouraged to provide some songs, so here they are. I hope you enjoy them.

Joe's MIDI Song Index - PSR-2000 (click to open or close)
MIDI Songs

Joe has provided 92 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-2000 (2k). 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 Joe's MIDI songs here: JW-2k.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 TS L C Style V K
Abrázame Asi 96 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Angels From The Realms Of Glory 90 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Angels We Have Heard On High 90 4/4 N Y 00 2k
As Long As He Needs Me 65 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Auld Lang Syne 88 4/4 N Y PianoBallad 00 2k
Away In A Manger 82 3/4 N Y 00 2k
Blue And Sentimental 80 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Blue Christmas 82 4/4 N Y 00 2k
But Beautiful 72 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Candy Kisses 122 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Chipmonk Song, The 140 3/4 N Y TraditionalWaltz 00 2k
Christmas Is 76 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Christmas Song, The 70 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Christmas Waltz, The 110 3/4 N Y SwingWaltz 00 2k
Comes Love 100 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Coventry Carol, The 88 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 00 2k
Day In The Life Of A Fool, A 112 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Deck The Halls 128 4/4 N Y BigBandMed2 00 2k
End Of A Love Affair, The 72 4/4 N Y 02 2k
First Noel, The 88 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 00 2k
For Heaven's Sake 90 4/4 N Y 02 2k
For Sentimental Reasons 90 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Frosty The Snowman 160 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 00 2k
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 120 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Good King Wenceslas 106 4/4 N Y SoulShuffle 00 2k
Go Tell It On The Mountain 82 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Happy Holiday 126 4/4 N Y BigBandMed2 00 2k
Hark The Herald Angels Sing 110 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Have A Holly Jolly Christmas 136 4/4 N Y CountryShuffle 00 2k
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 82 4/4 N Y BigBandBallad 00 2k
Hello Young Lovers 112 3/4 N Y 03 2k
Here Comes Santa Claus 160 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 00 2k
How Deep Is Your Love 102 4/4 N Y 03 2k
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 150 4/4 N Y 03 2k
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day 68 4/4 N Y 00 2k
I'll Be Home For Christmas 88 4/4 N Y SlowFox 00 2k
In The Still Of The Night 73 4/4 N Y 04 2k
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 108 4/4 N Y SlowFox 00 2k
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 83 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 00 2k
It Never Rains In Southern California 120 4/4 N Y 03 2k
It's A Blue World 78 4/4 N Y 03 2k
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 104 4/4 N Y 00 2k
It's Impossible 72 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Jingle Bell Rock 124 4/4 N Y 60sGuitarPop 00 2k
Jingle Bells 194 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 00 2k
Jolly Old St Nicholas 83 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Joy To The World 86 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Just My Imagination 120 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Just My Imagination 114 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Let It Snow 128 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 00 2k
Lollipop 116 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Longer 82 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Marshmallow World, A 126 4/4 N Y CountryShuffle 00 2k
Mary's Boy Child 85 4/4 N Y Caribbean 00 2k
Mexicali Rose 132 3/4 N Y 03 2k
Mood Indigo 90 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Moonlight Becomes You 90 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Moon River 90 3/4 N Y 04 2k
Nearness Of You, The 82 4/4 N Y BigBandBallad 01 2k
Nuttin' For Christmas 200 4/4 N Y OrganQuickStep 00 2k
O Christmas Tree 83 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 00 2k
O Come All Ye Faithful 83 4/4 N Y 00 2k
O Holly Night 68 4/4 N Y 00 2k
O Little Town Of Bethlehem 72 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers 109 4/4 N Y GermanMarch2 00 2k
Pennies From Heaven, Slow Boat To China 110 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Please Mr Sun 92 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 148 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 00 2k
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 165 4/4 N Y JazzClub 00 2k
Silent Night 88 3/4 N Y ChristmasWaltz 00 2k
Silver Bells 90 3/4 N Y EnglishWaltz 00 2k
Sinner Kissed An Angel 70 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Sleigh Ride 142 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Stormy Weather 75 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Suzy Snowflake 178 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 00 2k
Tenderly 75 3/4 N Y EnglishWaltz 01 2k
There's A Kind Of Hush 90 4/4 N Y 01 2k
These Foolish Things 82 4/4 N Y MovieBallad 01 2k
Things We Did Last Summer 70 4/4 N Y LoveSong 01 2k
This Guy's In Love With You 86 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Till There Was You 74 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Too Late Now 74 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Toyland 88 4/4 N Y 6-8Soul 00 2k
Up On The Housetop 184 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 00 2k
We Wish You A Merry Christmas 137 3/4 N Y CountryWaltz 00 2k
What Are You Doing New Years Eve 77 4/4 N Y 00 2k
What Child Is This 88 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 00 2k
When Sunny Gets Blue 70 4/4 N Y 03 2k
White Christmas 93 4/4 N Y 00 2k
Willow Weep For Me 70 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Winter Wonderland 108 4/4 N Y BigBandBallad 00 2k
You Don't Know What Love Is 100 4/4 N Y 02 2k

 

Joe's MP3 Song Index - Tyros3, PSR-2000 (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below includes all the songs arranged alphabetically by song title and keyboard. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song.

Tyros3

Tyros3

Adios

Afternoon In Paris

Alice In Wonderland

All Of You

Angel Eyes

Saving All My Love For You (Tyros4)

When Sunny Gets Blue

PSR-2000

PSR-2000

As Long As He Needs Me

The Nearness Of You

A Sinner Kissed An Angel

There's A Kind Of Hush

These Foolish Things

Till There Was You

Too Late Now