(Jun, 2002) Bruce lives with his wife Christine in Fairfield Harbour, a gated waterfront community just outside of New Bern, North Carolina. They have lived there for about a year, moving to New Bern from the Finger Lakes area of New York State. Bruce is a 72-year-old retired school librarian and history teacher who plays mostly for his own "amazement".
Musical Background: Back in the late 1950's, I went into town to buy a harmonica and came home with a small Baldwin spinet organ. Took some lessons from a great teacher who was a theatre organ aficionado, and had a 3-manual Wurlitzer theatre organ in his studio, along with a Hammond B-3.
From 1981 to 1991 I never touched a keyboard, then was visiting a mall one day and saw a Technics keyboard on display. Have been trying to "relearn" what little I knew prior to 1981 ever since. I use fake books, and all my recordings are done live. Haven't mastered laying down tracks yet. I used a computer program called Noteworthy Composer to enter notation, and leave a space at the bottom of the printed page for notes about the PSR-2000 setup for each song.
Before purchasing the PSR-2000, I had a Technics, Casio and Yamaha PSR-730. I play with the full fingered mode, as I like to experiment with counter melodies, etc. Listening to all the other great keyboardists that have submitted their work to this project, I place myself pretty much at the bottom of the talent pool, but think it's great that we can learn so much from each other, regardless of our skill level.
Note: in fall of 2004, Bruce purchased the new PSR-3000. His 3rd volume was recorded on the PSR-3000. In November, 2008, Bruce has now moved up to a Tyros3.
- Joe Waters
Click on this link to download Bruce's complete MIDI library: BM-2k-3k-T3.zip.
|As Time Goes By||82||4/4||N||Y||BigBandBallad||01||2k|
|Cheek To Cheek||125||4/4||N||Y||TapDanceSwing||04||T3|
|Cry Me A River||72||4/4||N||Y||04||T3|
|Cry Me A River||80||4/4||N||Y||LoungePiano||02||2k|
|Georgia On My Mind||80||4/4||N||Y||BluesBallad||02||2k|
|Girl From Ipanema||113||4/4||N||Y||Beguine||02||2k|
|How Deep Is Your Love||100||4/4||N||Y||Beguine||02||2k|
|How High The Moon||152||4/4||N||Y||AcousticJazz||03||3k|
|I Can See Clearly Now||113||4/4||N||Y||Beguine||02||2k|
|I'll Be Home For Christmas||94||4/4||N||Y||04||T3|
|I'll Get By||80||4/4||N||Y||01||2k|
|In The Wee Small Hours Of The Moning||63||4/4||N||Y||04||T3|
|It Had To Be You||82||4/4||N||Y||BigBandBallad||01||2k|
|It's All Right With Me||152||4/4||N||Y||AcousticJazz||03||3k|
|Music To Watch Girls By||130||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMid2||01||2k|
|Nearness Of You, The||72||4/4||N||Y||12-8Ballad||03||3k|
|Night And Day||113||4/4||N||Y||Beguine||03||3k|
|No Moon At All||126||4/4||N||Y||OrchestraSwing1||03||3k|
|Nobody Does It Better||80||4/4||N||Y||MovieBallad||02||2k|
|Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars||106||4/4||N||Y||GypsyRumba||01||2k|
|Ready To Take A Chance Again||100||4/4||N||Y||MovieBallad||02||2k|
|Shadow Of Your Smile, The||75||4/4||N||Y||OrganBallad||01||2k|
|Someone To Watch Over Me||70||4/4||N||Y||CoolJazzBallad||03||3k|
|These Foolish Things||80||4/4||N||Y||CoolJazzBallad||03||3k|
|Tonight I Celebrate My Love||70||4/4||N||Y||BluesBallad||02||2k|
|Walkin' After Midnight||90||4/4||N||Y||MovieSwing||03||3k|
|We'll Be Together Again||68||4/4||N||Y||04||T3|
|What Now My Love||106||4/4||N||Y||GypsyRumba||01||2k|