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1935-2014

Neal's MP3 Jukebox

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

[I am sorry to report that Neal Saunders unexpectedly passed away on 1/22/2014 at age 78.]

Personal Information: (December, 2011) I am a 76-year-old retiree currently living in Cape Coral, Florida with my loving wife of 54 years. We moved here in the mid-1990’s after our 3 children "left the nest" and I retired from my career as a research engineer/manager with NASA. During our early years in sunny Florida, I tried the normal outdoor things like boating, golfing, etc. But after encountering some medical problems, I decided to try a less strenuous hobby that I could do indoors in air conditioned comfort. So I returned to my childhood musical roots and bought a keyboard, and I’ve been struggling with keyboards ever since.

Musical Experience: I had 8 years of classical piano training as a boy, but I quit that in my mid-teens when I became more interested in doing other things that teenagers typically do. After that, I didn’t touch any kind of musical instrument for many years. But later I purchased a Hammond organ for our kids (and me) to learn music appreciation when they were growing up. I played around with that for several years, but I never really had the time to get serious with it.

In 2006, I decided to make a concerted effort in learning to play a keyboard. After doing some online research, I bought a PSR-3000. Then I quickly came to the realization that I not only had to learn how to operate this new contraption, but I also had to refresh my long-dormant playing skills. Fortunately, I found this very helpful forum that was critical in learning how to use the many features of the keyboards. And "practice, practice, practice" helped revitalize some of the playing capabilities that I once had. As I progressed on this musical journey, I got more serious about playing. So I upgraded to a Tyros2 in 2008 and then to a Tyros3 in 2010.

I have to admit that I’m not really a "performer" as are many in this group. I primarily play in my home for my own enjoyment, but I occasionally play outside volunteer gigs for local nursing homes and clubs. I most enjoy arranging the various songs. I generally use styles that have been developed by others for specific songs, but I tweak them to my liking. Then I spend considerable time in developing the melody voices that I like for each song. That’s primarily why I like the Tyros series of keyboards since I can blend up to 3 voices to get those particular "sounds" that suit my tastes for each song.

Song Postings: In selecting songs for this page, I chose songs that I recorded on all 3 of my keyboards to indicate my progression over the past 5 years. I thought this might be helpful for other keyboard "newbies" that might be following in similar footsteps in the future. I included both MP3 and MIDI versions of all songs since I found that I learned much by inspecting the details of MIDI files made by more experienced performers.

All of these songs were "Quick" recorded (initially as MIDI files) since I have not yet mastered use of the more complex multi-recording features of the keyboards or external sequencers. I hope that you will enjoy listening to some of these songs. Any suggestions/critiques you might have are certainly welcome.

Note: Neal has provided a gig disk collection that includes almost three hundred song-named styles. Check it out on Neal's Gig Disk page.

Neal's MIDI Songs (click to open or close)

You can download all of Neal's MIDI songs here: NS-3k-T3.zip

Title T TS L C Style V K
Alfie774/4NY03T2
All Of Me1304/4NY04T3
All The Way854/4NYSloPianoBallad07
Amazing Grace904/4NY05T3
American Patrol1454/4NY04T3
And The Angels Sing1204/4NY04T3
Autumn In New Yorl964/4NY03T2
AwayInAManger884/4NY06T3
Begin The Beguine1164/4NY013k
Besame Mucho1084/4NY05T3
Blue Bayou1004/4NYBlue Bayou1 (GD)07
Blue Skies1204/4NY04T3
Blue Christmas964/4NY06T3
Born Free964/4NY05T3
But Beautiful1064/4NY04T3
Cabaret1904/4NY023k
Can You Feel The Love Tonight874/4NY02T2
Christmas Song, The854/4NY06T3
Come Fly With Me1164/4NY03T2
Don't Be Cruel1504/4NY013k
Don't Know Much1164/4NY03T2
Everythings Coming Up Roses1204/4NY02T2
The First Noel873/4NY06T3
Glory Of Love1034/4NY04T3
Hark The Herald Angels Sing904/4NY06T3
Have I Told You Lately1054/4NY05T3
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas964/4NY06T3
Heartbreak Hotel854/4NY013k
Hello Dolly1704/4NY02T2
How Deep Is Your Love1004/4NY05T3
How Insensitive1304/4NYBossa1 (EL)07
How Sweet It Is674/4NY013k
I Dreamed A Dream724/4NY02T2
If Ever I Would Leave You844/4NY02T2
I'll Be Home For Christmas1204/4NY06T3
In The Mood1304/4NY04T3
It Don't Mean A Thing1864/4NY03T2
It's A Blue World1254/4NY04T3
Jambalaya1544/4NY05T3
Last Date864/4NY013k
Little Drummer Boy1204/4NY06T3
Makin' Whoopie1204/4NY04T3
Mame1304/4NY02T2
Meditation1354/4NY013k
Memory (from Cats)686/8NYMoonlight 6-807
Michelle1084/4NY013k
Misty804/4NY05T3
Moonlight Serenade824/4NY04T3
My Way844/4NY05T3
Nothin' But The Blues824/4NYBlues Ballad2 (EL)07
One (from Chorus Line)1264/4NY02T2
Perfidia1084/4NY03T2
Que Sera, Sera1723/4NYQueSeraSera07
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head1204/4NY013k
Seventy Six Trombones1024/4NY02T2
Silent Night863/4NY06T3
Silver Bells903/4NY06T3
Solitude1104/4NY03T2
SongSungBlue1154/4NYCountrySwing07
So Nice (Summer Samba)964/4NYBrazilianSamba07
Spanish Eyes1184/4NY013k
Tangerine1144/4NY05T3
The Nearness Of You904/4NY013k
Tie A Yellow Ribbon1004/4NY03T2
True WhoCanITurnTo-NS07T3.midLove903/4NYDream Waltz (Henni)07
Walkin' After Midnght954/4NY03T2
We've Only Just Begun964/4NY05T3
What I Did For Love904/4NY02T2
When I'm 641304/4NY03T2
Who Can I Turn To984/4NYMovieSwing07

Neal's MP3 Songs (click to open or close)

 

Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below includes all of Neal's songs arranged alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song.

 

Alfie (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

All The Way (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

All Of Me (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Amazing Grace (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

American Patrol (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

And The Angels Sing (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Autumn In New York (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Begin The Beguine (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Besame Mucho (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Blue Bayou (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

Blue Skies (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Born Free (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

But Beautiful (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Cabaret (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Come Fly With Me (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Don't Be Cruel (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Don't Know Much (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Everything's Coming Up Roses (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Glory Of Love (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Hearbreak Hotel (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Hello Dolly (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

How Deep Is Your Love (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

How Insensitive (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

How Sweet It Is (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

I Dreamed A Dream (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

If Ever I Would Leave You (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

In The Mood (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

It Don't Mean A Thing (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

It's A Blue World (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Jambalaya (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Last Date (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Makin' Whoopee (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Mame (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Meditation (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Memory (from Cats) (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

Michelle (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Misty (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Moonlight Serenade (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

My Way (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Nearness Of You (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Nothin' But The Blues (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

One (fr Chorus Line) (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Perfidia (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Que Sera, Sera (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Seventy Six Trombones (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

So Nice (Samba) (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

Solitude (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Song Sung Blue (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

Spanish Eyes (PSR-3000) 12/5/2011

Tangerine (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

True Love (Tyros3) 3/22/2012

Walkin' After Midnight (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

We've Only Just Begun (Tyros3) 12/5/2011

What I Did For Love (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

When I'm 64 (Tyros2) 12/5/2011

Who Can I Turn To (Tyros3) 3/22/2012