Tyros3 / PSR-3000 / PSR-2000

Bruce Milne

(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

I am sorry to say that A. Bruce Milne, 73, died Wednesday (Feb. 10, 2010) at his home. More info...

MIDI Songs Bruce has provided 40 songs in midi format. These were created on the Tyros3 (T3), PSR-3000 (3k), PSR-2000 (2k). 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).

Click on this link to download Bruce's 40 MIDI songs: BM-2k-3k-T3.zip.

Bruce's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
An Affair To Remember 68 4/4 N Y PianoBallad 04 T3
As Time Goes By 82 4/4 N Y BigBandBallad 01 2k
Blue Eyes 63 4/4 N Y 04 T3
Chanson D'Amour 126 4/4 N Y OrchestraSwing1 03 3k
Cheek To Cheek 125 4/4 N Y TapDanceSwing 04 T3
Cry Me A River 80 4/4 N Y LoungePiano 02 2k
Cry Me A River 72 4/4 N Y 04 T3
Deep Purple 120 4/4 N Y 04 T3
Dream 106 4/4 N Y GypsyRumba 01 2k
Entertainer, The 130 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Georgia On My Mind 80 4/4 N Y BluesBallad 02 2k
Girl From Ipanema, The 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
Love Story 120 4/4 N Y HeartBeat 02 2k
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
Nobody Does It Better 80 4/4 N Y MovieBallad 02 2k
No Moon At All 126 4/4 N Y OrchestraSwing1 03 3k
Perfidia 90 4/4 N Y Swing2 01 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
Satin Doll 120 4/4 N Y 30sBigBand 02 2k
Shadow Of Your Smile, The 75 4/4 N Y OrganBallad 01 2k
Small Hotel 70 4/4 N Y CoolJazzBallad 03 3k
Someone To Watch Over Me 70 4/4 N Y CoolJazzBallad 03 3k
Speak Low 113 4/4 N Y Beguine 04 T3
Summer Samba 113 4/4 N Y Beguine 04 T3
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