(September, 2010) I started with the trumpet in grammer school and played it in the school band. I always liked country music so I switched to guitar so I could strum and sing. I spent 14 years playing and singing in a three-piece band but had to break it up due to a job transfer out of state.

I also played an accordian organ so I could pick up solo work on the side. There were a lot of job opportunities for singles. Seems like the accordians went out of style so I bought a keyboard (PSR-3000). This keyboard provided me with the greatest opportunities for entertaining.

Of course, during this time I was growing older and the luster of playing out was wearing off. But I do spend hours playing and singing at home. Every now and then I get the urge to go out again, I could use some extra money, but I usually don't go through with it. Maybe someday. That sure is a lot of work.

Recording for the forum is a great outlet and I can only hope you enjoy them. I did play a few jobs with the PSR-3000. The last one was a 4-hour job and I'm sure many of you know the story, hardly anyone there during the last set. As I was packing up and driving home it made me think twice about doing this again, I'm still thinking smile.

Jerry Ernst

I'm sorry to announce that Jerry passed away on Tuesday April 8th, 2014. He never fully recovered from a lung infection he had over a year ago, and a broken hip last year. -JW

MIDI Songs

midi Jerry provided 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-3000. Individual songs are shown in the table below and any one song can be downloaded by right-clicking on the song link. 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).

Download Jerry's 10 MIDI files here:

Jerry's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Begin The Beguine 140 4/4 N Y BigBandFast1 01 3k
Granada 112 4/4 N Y 01 3k
I'll Be Seeing You 89 4/4 N Y MovieSwing 01 3k
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 85 4/4 N Y 40sBigBand 01 3k
Mala Femmena 109 4/4 N Y 01 3k
Mame 140 4/4 N Y 01 3k
Misty 80 4/4 N Y 01 3k
Moonlingt Serenade 82 4/4 N Y 40sBigBand 01 3k
Paper Roses 120 4/4 N Y 01 3k
Star Spangled Banner, The 78 4/4 N Y 01 3k