Tyros1

Ben Corsetti

midiYou can download all of Ben's 150 MIDI songs in this file:
BC-T1.zip.

(Dec, 2004) Ben Corsetti is currently living in Leesburg Florida in a +55 development.

Background: I started learning accordion at the age or 4 as my father was a music teacher and my mother a piano player. I was an accomplished accordionist by age 10 and playing all over the place locally. To work my way through college, I taught accordion and, later, trumpet and drums and had a small dance band. I played the accordion for about 40 years and then discovered keyboards that auto-constructed chords. I sold my last accordion 15 years ago and never looked back. I can play sheet music, but I really enjoy playing by ear. I, as some others of you, have the gift of knowing the correct chord to play at the right time.

I have owned a bunch of different Yamaha PSR series keyboards. I don't even remember all the numbers. My latest were 5700, 7000, 2000, and now, finally, the TYROS. My greatest pleasure in playing seems to be different from what I see submitted to the PSR site. What I really enjoy is to Pick a Style, Listen to the Style, and then select a song that matches the style. I rarely pick a song and look for a style. The first two groups of songs I have submitted reflect this in that I have named the Style and leave identifying the tune to the listener. These midi files are live performances that I recorded with all the mistakes we all make. Enjoy the midi files and good luck identifying the songs. I will continue to record more tunes in this manner and submit them in the future.

Some Tips on Faking It. The following is guaranteed to make many of you groan when you read further. I have a little secret to tell you all about faking (playing by ear) with the correct chords. I have about 40 years experience playing the Accordion. This may be the best preparation for faking songs that I can imagine. Why, you ask??. Because of the structure of the BASS on the accordion. Just picture the 120 bass buttons on an accordion. They are arranged in the most logical fashion imaginable. The Bass buttons are arranged in the order of key signatures. Starting with the marked button in the middle, they are (going up) C, G, D, A, E, B . Starting from C and going down - C, F, B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat.

Accordion Buttons from Db to B

Iin other words, going up: 1 sharp, 2 sharps, 3 sharps; going down: 1 flat, 2 flats, 3 flats, etc.. Consider the following. Start on C and go up one and down one row (C up to G, C down to F) and you have the major chords in the key of C. start from F and go up one and down one and you have the major chords in the key of F ( F up tp C, F down to B flat) . It works whereever you start on the bass of the accordion.

You want an Intro? Just start with the major chord and go up to the third button, then the second, then the first. For example, for the key of C, go to A, then D, then G, and back to C. Again, this will work wherever you start. This will work for about 80 percent of all songs.

Sorry all you non-accordion players.

Ben Corsetti

midi Ben provided 150 songs in midi format. These were created on the Tyros1. 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: BC-T1.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).

Ben's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Ain't She Sweet 162 4/4 N Y Swing1 05 T1
Alley Cat 148 4/4 N Y BigBandShuffle 04 T1
All The Way 86 4/4 N Y 07 T1
Amazing Grace 102 4/4 N Y 14 T1
American Patrol 170 4/4 N Y TechnicsBigBand 03 T1
Amor 116 4/4 N Y 10 T1
Angels We Have Heard On High 96 4/4 N Y 09 T1
Around The World 162 4/4 N Y GuitarBossa1 12 T1
Arrivederci Roma 122 4/4 N Y 06 T1
At Seventeen 130 4/4 N Y 07 T1
At The Hop 192 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Away In A Manger 100 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Away In A Manger 120 4/4 N Y RockChaCha 13 T1
Babe 92 4/4 N Y 14 T1
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 172 4/4 N Y DetroitPop1 02 T1
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 172 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 166 4/4 N Y 12 T1
Battle Hymn Of The Republic 112 4/4 N Y OrchestralMarch1 01 T1
Battle Hymn Of The Republic 112 4/4 N Y 10 T1
Beer Barrell Polka 150 4/4 N Y OrchestralPolka 01 T1
Besame Mucho 125 4/4 N Y 07 T1
Best Things In Life Are Free, The 175 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Blue Christmas 85 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Blue Spanish Eyes 130 4/4 N Y 15 T1
Brazil 114 4/4 N Y BigBandSamba 01 T1
Bye Bye Blackbird 240 4/4 N Y 10 T1
Bye Bye Blues 205 4/4 N Y FastJazz 04 T1
Bye Bye Love 166 4/4 N Y 06 T1
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon 120 4/4 N Y 06 T1
Caro Papa 160 3/4 N Y 15 T1
Cats Theme 57 4/4 N Y 14 T1
Chantilly Lace 150 4/4 N Y 06 T1
Clarinet Polka 120 4/4 N Y PolkaPop 02 T1
Darktown Strutters Ball 164 4/4 N Y JazzClub 04 T1
Darktown Strutters Ball 164 4/4 N Y 07 T1
Darktown Strutters Ball 192 4/4 N Y JazzPiano 12 T1
Desperado 70 4/4 N Y ModCntryBld2 02 T1
Disney Medley 128 4/4 N Y 01 T1
Disney Medley 128 4/4 N Y 10 T1
Do You Hear What I Hear 115 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Do You Hear What I Hear 101 4/4 N Y 09 T1
Elmer's Tune 130 4/4 N Y BigBandMed1 05 T1
Feliz Navidad 116 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Feliz Navidad 100 4/4 N Y BigBandSamba 13 T1
Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue 206 4/4 N Y Charleston 04 T1
Frosty The Snowman 205 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Frosty The Snowman 110 4/4 N Y RumbaFlamenca 13 T1
God Bless America 112 4/4 N Y OrchestralMarch2 01 T1
God Bless America 124 4/4 N Y OrchBigBand2 14 T1
Good Life 124 4/4 N Y 15 T1
Green Eyes 120 4/4 N Y K7000ModernBegine 03 T1
Green Green Grass Of Home 96 4/4 N Y BluesPiano1 12 T1
Green Green Grass Of Home 104 4/4 N Y 14 T1
Habanera 120 4/4 N Y Traditional3 12 T1
Hello Dolly 120 4/4 N Y 30sBigBand 04 T1
I Hear Music 122 4/4 N Y 07 T1
I Hear Music 200 4/4 N Y OrganQuickStep 10 T1
I'll Be Home For Christmas 124 4/4 N Y 09 T1
I'll Be Home For Christmas 140 4/4 N Y BossaNova1 13 T1
I Love You So 80 4/4 N Y 07 T1
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 120 4/4 N Y 08 T1
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 172 4/4 N Y 09 T1
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 200 4/4 N Y Tijuana 13 T1
Isle Of Capri 84 4/4 N Y 15 T1
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 100 4/4 N Y LatinDisco2 13 T1
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 124 4/4 N Y 09 T1
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White 128 4/4 N Y ChaCha 01 T1
Joy To The World 94 4/4 N Y 09 T1
Just Another Polka 128 4/4 N Y OberPolka 02 T1
Just Another Polka 119 4/4 N Y 07 T1
Lady Is A Tramp, The 175 4/4 N Y RolandJazz175 03 T1
Lady Is A Tramp, The 156 4/4 N Y 07 T1
La Paloma Blanka 124 4/4 N Y 06 T1
Last Christmas 109 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Last Farewell, The 94 4/4 N Y EasyBallad 05 T1
Let It Be Me 96 4/4 N Y KorgYamDuFrolich 03 T1
Let It Be Me 75 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Love Boat, The 120 4/4 N Y 70sTVTheme 01 T1
Love Boat, The 100 4/4 N Y 15 T1
Love Letters In The Sand 89 4/4 N Y 06 T1
Love Me Tender 80 4/4 N Y 07 T1
Love Train 123 4/4 N Y 14 T1
Mack The Knife 164 4/4 N Y JazzClub 05 T1
Mala Femmena 108 4/4 N Y TapDanceSwing 01 T1
Mala Femmena 100 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Mary's Boy Child 110 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Mary's Boy Child 100 4/4 N Y 09 T1
Mary's Boy Child 112 4/4 N Y Merengue 13 T1
Massachusetts 100 4/4 N Y 06 T1
Me And My Shadow 124 4/4 N Y TapDanceSwing 02 T1
Mexican Hat Dance 124 4/4 N Y KP80RASPA 03 T1
Moonlight Seranade 61 4/4 N Y 15 T1
Moonlight Serenade 82 4/4 N Y MoonlightBallad 04 T1
Music Box Dancer 112 4/4 N Y Arpeggio1 12 T1
My Blue Heaven1 154 4/4 N Y 11 T1
My Blue Heaven2 180 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Mystery 100 4/4 N Y CubanBolero 14 T1
My Way 88 4/4 N Y Arpeggio2 12 T1
Naturally 172 4/4 N Y DetroitPop1 03 T1
Naturally 80 4/4 N Y 07 T1
Naturally 172 4/4 N Y 15 T1
New York, New York 120 4/4 N Y 10 T1
New York, New York 114 4/4 N Y 14 T1
Ob La Di, Ob La Da 122 4/4 N Y 10 T1
Ob La Di, Ob La Da 120 4/4 N Y Piano8Beat 12 T1
Oh My Love 80 4/4 N Y 10 T1
O Holy Night 120 4/4 N Y 09 T1
Old MacDonald 125 4/4 N Y 10 T1
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 116 4/4 N Y 06 T1
Patricia 128 4/4 N Y SimpleChaCha 02 T1
Peg O' My Heart 143 4/4 N Y 10 T1
Peg O' My Heart 126 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Please Answer Me 86 4/4 N Y RolandPBallad 03 T1
Quando Quando Quando 108 4/4 N Y Mambo 02 T1
Red Roses For A Blue Lady 112 4/4 N Y MovieSwing 05 T1
Repaz Band 124 4/4 N Y 11 T1
Ring Of Fire 114 4/4 N Y ItalianTango 01 T1
Ring Of Fire 120 4/4 N Y 15 T1
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 152 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 102 4/4 N Y BigBandSalsa 13 T1
Sail Along Silvery Moon 105 4/4 N Y 6-8SlowRock2 05 T1
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 160 4/4 N Y PopBossa2 13 T1
Scottish Silent Night 90 3/4 N Y 09 T1
Silent Night 124 4/4 N Y GypsyRumba 13 T1
Silver Bells 170 3/4 N Y 09 T1
Sleepy Time Gal 152 4/4 N Y Swing2 04 T1
Smile 94 4/4 N Y LoungePiano 04 T1
Someone's Knocking 105 4/4 N Y Country2-4 14 T1
Stangers In The Night 82 4/4 N Y BigBandBallad 04 T1
Stardust 80 4/4 N Y EasyListening 15 T1
Summer Place, A 90 4/4 N Y 6-8Orchestral 05 T1
Summer Samba 133 4/4 N Y 15 T1
Sweet Sue, Just You 154 4/4 N Y ClassicBigBand 05 T1
Tea For Two 121 4/4 N Y KP80ChaCha 03 T1
That's My Baby 120 4/4 N Y 30sBigBand 14 T1
There's A Kind Of Hush 130 4/4 N Y 06 T1
Tico Tico 120 4/4 N Y OrganSamba 01 T1
Tijuana Taxi 200 4/4 N Y Tijuana 02 T1
Trabellaesono 144 3/4 N Y ItalianMazurka 02 T1
Wake Up Little Susie 180 4/4 N Y 11 T1
What A Wonderful World 73 4/4 N Y 6-8SlowRock1 05 T1
When I Fall In Love 79 4/4 N Y 06 T1
When I'm 65 184 4/4 N Y PianoRag1 12 T1
Whispering 140 4/4 N Y PianoComboBoogie 12 T1
White Christmas 96 4/4 N Y 08 T1
Who's Sorry Now 152 4/4 N Y P9000BigBand4 03 T1
Winchester Cathedral 148 4/4 N Y BigBandShuffle 04 T1
Yes, Sir That's My Baby 120 4/4 N Y 30sBigBand 05 T1
Yester Me 120 4/4 N Y CubanBolero 02 T1
You're Just In Love 120 4/4 N Y KP80BigBand2 03 T1