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E-mail: Larry Tyler
Oxford, MS
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Tyros5

(July, 2012) I retired in 2006 as a university professor in special education. I live in Oxford, Mississippi.

Musical Background

My earliest musical experiences started in church, with much exposure to vocal music. Then, early-on, came a lot of radio listening (pre TV days) that included Saturday night rituals with the Grand Ole Opry. Three years of piano instruction during the elementary years was a good start, but I soon drifted away due to the intrusion of sports. Then, in high school, I picked up the ukulele, which quickly led to my first guitar. In college (early 60's), I was around guys starting a band playing hits of the day. The electric guitar and bass drew most of my interest and, shortly, I was in my first group, The Shamrocks.

Countless gigs over the years have certified my addiction to music and the love of live music in particular. Along the way, I developed an interest in multitrack home recording. Much gear later (reel-to-reel, cassette, to digital), I recently made the plunge into computer-based recording. Wow, what a learning curve for a non-techie! The primary purpose of recording was to create backing tracks to solo with on guitar. That introduced me to Band In A Box and, now, arranger keyboards. I've owned many arrangers, including Roland, Technics, and several Yamahas, most recently the S910.

In retirement, I play solo several nights a week at a private dining club, a blend of vocals and instrumentals. This experience has allowed me to move from guitar to playing keyboard more often. My play list includes everything from the 1920's through the 70's. The Great American Songbook, 50's to 70's pop tunes, and classic country fit the ambience of the room and interest of listeners and dancers for the most part. Larry at keyboardOccasionally, I'll add a more contemporary tune if it sits well within the play list. For special occasions and events, musician friends join me for duos, trios, up to a 10-piece group, including two vocalists. I'm basically an "ear" player, but do read chord charts and melody lines rather easily. (Photo of Larry at his keyboard in his little corner of the living room.)

The PSR site, with its contributors, has been very helpful in providing needed information. I've purchased several of the products offered by Joe and found them useful. I hope this site will be around for a long time to come.

Note: Larry has played the PSR-3000, Tyros2, PSR-S910, and PSR-S950. In 2014, Larry acquired his new Tyros5 and in 2015, Larry got the new S970.

 

Larry's MP3 Song Index - Tyros5 (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below is alphabetical by keyboard and song title. Click on the song title to audition and/or download the song. In many songs below, Larry plays the Tyros5 accompanied by Wes Walker playing a clarinet (c), tenor sax (t), or flute (f). Songs including Wes are shown with a (c), (t), or (f) indicatng the instrument Wes is playing. The (v) indicates a vocal.

 

Tyros5

Tyros5

All The Things You Are (c)

An Affair To Remember

Baby Blue

Black and Blue (Wes sax)

Call Me (v)

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (t)

Dear Heart

Every Day

Flamingo (c)

For The Good Times

Green Leaves of Summer (f)

The Gypsy (v)

Here Comes The Sun

I Can See Clearly

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

I Like It Like That (v)

I Wish You Love (v)

I Wish You Love (v)

Ice Castles Theme

It Could Happen To You (v) (t)

It Is No Secret

It's A Blue World (t)

It's So Easy

Laughter In The Rain

Learning the Blues (c)

Let It Be Me

Maybe Baby

Midnight Sun (f)

More Today Than Yesterday

The Nearness of You (c)

Oh Boy

Old Cape Cod (v)

Out of Nowhere (t)

Peggy Sue

People (c)

Pink Panther Theme (t)

Pure Imagination

Rainy Days and Monday

Rave On

Roll Over Beethoven (v)

Route 66 (v)

San Antonio Rose

September In The Rain (v)

The Shadow of Your Smile (f)

Shall We Gather At The River

Shangri La (c)

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (v)

Spooky

Stars Fell On Alabama (t)

St. James Infirmary (t)

Stranger On The Shore

Street of Dreams (c)

Struttin' With Some Barbecue (t)

The Summer Knows (t)

That's What Friends Are For

There Will Never Be Another You (t)

These Foolish Things

This Can't Be Love

This Magic Moment (v)

This Masquerade (v)

A Time For Love (t)

Traces

True Love Ways

Tumbling Tumbleweeds (v)

Two Different Worlds

Walk Don't Run

The Wayward Wind

Well All Right

What Now My Love

When Sunny Gets Blue (t)

Wichita Lineman

Yesterday (c)

You Are My Sunshine (v by Joyce)