Tyros4 / PSR-2100
(May, 2007) Hello! Let me say right off that if it wasn't for this great forum, I probably would have given up on playing the PSR2100. I truly love to play it, but Im sure you've heard this beforethat is that the manual is, in a word, useless. So thanks to Joe Waters and all the rest of the forum members for the fantastic advice and encouragement.
I am sixty years old, married, two kids, four grand kids, one wife. My dear Beverley has listened to me hammer out so- called music for 40 years now.
My parents made the down payment on an Electro home organ when I was 19 years old. The deal was that I would make the monthly payments thereafter. I couldn't get enough playing time in, but I knew thats what I wanted to be able to do. So i I took five years of lessons during which I learned chording and sight reading. I don't know the first thing about reading the bass clef, but my teacher drilled that reading the treble line as I play instead of memorizing the music was going to pay off later. Of course, I didn't believe him, being 19 years old, and knowing everything. To this day, I cannot play a single song from memory.
That first organ was unfixable after a number of years. Enter my second purchasea Gilbransen. The top model had some style accompaniment capabilities, but was priced at $10.000.. Too much for this poor boy, so I had to settle for the second best -- that was only $6,000. After several years, that one, too, ended up in the landfill. Then came number three -- a Hammond spinet, used, but free. Well, that didn't seem to last very long as it was impossible to fix.
My bride suggested I go to Radio Shack and buy one of those playthings they call keyboards. What a disappointment they are!
One day I stopped in a music store to investigate the real keyboards. The PSR2100 was the best they had. It took one demo to convince me that I had to have it. And, guess what? It does 20 times more than all the organs put together could ever do. And much cheaper to boot! Its a good thing they didn't charge extra for the manual. That would be fraud for sure, so I went to the internet and discovered the PSR Tutorial site by Mr. Joe Waters. Finally, instructions that make sense.
So, after 40 years I eventually learned that you don't have to spend a fortune to have a lot of fun. Now I check the forum every day. Theres always somebody sharing something about anything. My alias is ronbo.
Belle River, Ontario
Ron has provided an additional 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-2100 (21). 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 the MIDI songs in this file: RJ-21.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).
|Cold Cold Heart||125||4/4||N||Y||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|Luck Be A Lady||130||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed1||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|Miami Beach Rumba||148||4/4||N||Y||GypsyRumba||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|Muppet Show Theme||128||4/4||N||Y||Showtune||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|On Broadway||116||4/4||N||Y||EuroTrance||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|Route 66||152||4/4||N||Y||JazzClub||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|Ruby Baby||123||4/4||N||Y||Twist||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|Venus, Walk On By||104||4/4||N||Y||Ron Jubenville||01||21|
|When I'm 64||120||4/4||N||Y||GypsySwing||Ron Jubenville||01||21|