(May, 2003) I live in Norfolk, on the east coast of England.
Musical Background. (4/24/06) My early musical life was notable for its negative side: my junior-school singing teacher insisted that I move my mouth but not utter a sound in class choirs. My senior-school teacher was renowned for banging a key on the head of anyone who did not "sing up," but he put the key away when he came to me. So I was strictly a listener (to the "wireless" - no record players then) and a watcher of countless cinema musicals.
Having turned down the chance to learn the piano, I turned to literature; and it was not until years after I left university with hood and mortar board (in truth, I never had the second at all) that I bought a cheap acoustic guitar. I never learned to tune this, and certainly never played a song on it. But it led eventually to my getting an organ, then another organ, and so on through countless trade-ins over 30 years or so. I am entirely self-taught, as people have been known to mutter.
While I played organ, I was told how superior the piano player was. As soon as I switched to keyboard, I was told that playing the organ was so very skillful. I reasoned that, by these arguments, a symphony orchestra would be led by a one-man-band performer, and players of flute and oboe would be in the gutter. In fact, the 9000Pro proved an excellent breakthrough (combined with retirement from teaching), and not only a good cure for left-leg pain.
Now I have Tyros2 and can hardly stop playing - always at home; I am no public performer. The problem with T2 playing is that the SA voices do not play back in other models, so I have used MidiPlayer to produce 2k duplicates of my T2 midis.
For anyone wondering about my website, it began as a resource for attachment-deprived members of Yahoo groups and has now gone with the wind.
You download Brian's MIDI songs in this file: BH-T2.zip.
|Anema E Core||108||4/4||N||Y||Rumba||06||T2|
|At My Time Of Life||82||4/4||N||Y||LoungePiano||01||9P|
|Baby, Let Me Take You Dreaming||120||4/4||N||Y||07||T2|
|Because Of You||76||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|Born To Blush||120||4/4||N||N||Foxtrot2||02||9P|
|Bossa Slowa (c)||104||4/4||N||Y||GuitarBossa||01||9P|
|By The Fireside||133||4/4||N||Y||Dixieland1||05||T2|
|Call Me Irresponsible||126||4/4||N||Y||OrchestraSwing1||05||T2|
|Die Juliska Aus Budapest||127||4/4||N||Y||06||T2|
|Familiar Lady (c)||72||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|Give Me The Simple Life||120||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|Hey Patricia (c)||120||4/4||N||Y||Swing1||01||9P|
|Hold My Hand||120||4/4||N||Y||Foxtrot2||01||9P|
|I Cover The Waterfront||133||4/4||N||Y||OrchBigBand2||03||T2|
|If He Walked Into My Life||89||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|If I Had You||86||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||06||T2|
|If I Knew Then||82||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||07||T2|
|I'll Be Around||82||4/4||N||Y||MidnightSwing||08||9P|
|I'll Be There||130||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|I'm Not At All In Love||180||3/4||N||Y||04||T2|
|Just An Old Fashioned Girl||69||4/4||N||Y||03||T2|
|Man In Moon||148||4/4||N||Y||OrchBigBand1||06||T2|
|Man That Got Away, The||82||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||04||T2|
|Minor Delay (c)||166||4/4||N||Y||AcousticJazz||01||9P|
|Night We Called It A Day, The||82||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||03||9P|
|Oh. Look At Me||150||4/4||N||Y||TapDanceSwing||06||T2|
|Oh Maiden My Maiden||85||4/4||N||Y||6-8Orchestral||04||T2|
|One Night Of Love||96||3/4||N||Y||GuitarSerenade||04||9P|
|Paradise Again (c)||126||4/4||N||Y||OrchestraSwing1||05||T2|
|Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps||117||4/4||N||Y||03||T2|
|Put On Your Sunday Clothes||130||4/4||N||Y||07||T2|
|Rebel In Town||120||4/4||N||Y||04||T2|
|St Therese Of The Roses||86||4/4||N||Y||SlowFox||07||T2|
|There Must Be A Way||77||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed1||04||T2|
|This Heart Of Mine||70||4/4||N||Y||CoolJazzBallad||04||T2|
|This Is My Lovely Day||110||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed1||06||9P|
|Till The End Of Time||86||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||07||T2|
|Time On My Hands||125||4/4||N||Y||03||T2|
|Trumpeter's Prayer, A||110||4/4||N||Y||CubanBolero||06||T2|
|Until The Real Thing Comes Along||86||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||03||T2|
|We'll Be Together Again||90||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed1||08||9P|
|We Need A Little Christmas||158||4/4||N||Y||ChristmasSwing||06||T2|
|Why Try To Change Me Now||94||4/4||N||Y||EasyBallad||08||9P|
|Without A Word Of Warning||120||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|You And The Night And The Music||91||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|You Don't Know What Love Is||74||4/4||N||Y||07||T2|
|You Make Me Feel So Young||135||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|You've Got Your Troubles||142||4/4||N||Y||MediumJazz||03||9P|