Tyros4 / PSR-S900
(June, 2011) I live in Hampshire, UK with my wife. Our two sons have flown the nest, which gives me a spare room where I can play my keyboard and edit my photographs on the computer. I guess I was lucky and took early retirement when I had the chance at the age of 53.
I was born in 1944 and learned the violin and recorder while at school and performed in the school orchestras where I was the youngest member. Unfortunately, I didn't keep up with the violin and gave it up at the age of 14. I couldn't face playing all that classical stuff and preferred to listen to those new chaps like Elvis, Buddy Holly, etc; it was the new age of music. I then made myself a guitar to be like them, but I could never play it properly.
I first met my wife Marilyn in a cycling club at the age of 16 and we have been married for 46 years. We bought a Casio mini keyboard for the eldest son when he was small so I naturally had to have a go on it. I guess I got the bug to play music again. I then acquired a Baldwin Fun Machine from our friends, who couldn't play it. That was eventually part exchanged for a Technics KN350, then a KN800, KN1500, and a KN6000 until Technics ceased making keyboards. I now have a Yamaha PSR S900, which I love.
I am what I call a one-finger player; I rely on one-finger auto chord and OTS. I can not play by ear so I have to rely on reading the music, that is, as long as I know the tune. I would like to upgrade to a Tyros 4 but what a price and I’m not really that good a player. All my recordings are in real time using the USB recording facility; they haven’t been edited so you hear them warts and all.
Note: in July, 2013, Peter moved up to the Tyros4.
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below includes all of Peter's songs arranged alphabetically by song title and keyboard. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song.