Tyros4 / Tyros3

(July, 2010) My name is James (although often called Jimmy by friends). I was born in 1960 in a North East Coastal Town called Hartlepool. Moved to London in 1992.

In 1971 my parents were given an old upright piano from an elderly friend. My sisters took no interest but I was fascinated by it and kept hammering away at the ivory's almost daily. My school teacher, at that time, told me that I had an ear for music and a hidden talent. I was always listening to music, be it on the radio or record player at home. Often falling asleep with the radio plugged into my ears at night! The first notes I started to pick out was identified from Beautiful Dreamer, which was constantly being played on the record player at home. I followed it repeatedly and with practice, trial and error, that became my first piece which I picked up by ear.

Over the years I found I was able to listen to most music a few times and pick it up on the piano. I couldn't quite get the left hand too well without 'vamping' too much! My parents then treated me to my first electronic organ. Actually it was a table top Bontempi in bright red with chord push buttons on the left. Bought from the Co-op with stamps, so you can imagine it. Small, plastic and tin box sound but to me was a joy! The rest is history but needless to say I adapted to the organ far better than the piano. I'd never consider myself a pianist, although I have hammered out some old time sing-a-longs at various charity events. But the organ became my foundation and still is today. I never learned to play off music, although I can read it. I don't consider myself a perfect keyboard player but am told otherwise. To me playing by ear holds many advantages, ability just to listen to music and pick it up on the keys. It's also a joy to improvise with various pieces and to create my own renditions.

I am now the proud owner of the Yamaha Tyros 3. Over the years I have owned various electronic organs such as Orla, Yamaha PSR-540 and Yamaha Electone FE-40. I have had the pleasure of playing Hammond and Yamaha with Leslie speakers in club bookings. I had regular venues in North East pubs and clubs in the early years. Nowadays, I play more as a personal hobby. Note: James upgraded to the Tyros4 as soon as it was available.

MIDI Songs

midi James provided 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the Tyros4 or Tyros3. 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).

You can download all of James' 40 MIDI songs here: JJ-T3-T4.zip.

Jame's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Beatles Medley 79 4/4 N Y 02 T3
Always Something There To Remind Me 174 4/4 N Y 01 T3
Auld Lang Syne 96 4/4 N Y EtherealMovie 03 T4
Bare Necessities 184 4/4 N Y Foxtrot 01 T3
Bubblegum 132 4/4 N Y 02 T3
Christmas Medley 166 4/4 N Y GuitarRumba 03 T4
Concrete And Clay 174 4/4 N Y 01 T3
Coppella Waltz 100 3/4 N Y 02 T3
Daydream Believer 124 4/4 N Y 02 T3
Delilah 90 6/8 N Y 02 T3
Dream Concerto 81 4/4 N Y 02 T3
Drink 210 6/4 N Y 02 T3
Elusive Butterfly 171 4/4 N Y 02 T3
Good King Wenceslas 166 4/4 N Y GuitarRumba 03 T4
Happy Christmas War Is Over 178 6/4 N Y SchlagerWaltz 03 T4
Hark The Herald Angels / O Come All Ye Faithful 128 4/4 N Y ChoralSymphony 03 T4
Hello Dolly 99 4/4 N Y JazzClub 01 T3
How Can I Keep From Singing 96 4/4 N Y 01 T3
I Believe In Father Christmas 93 4/4 N Y MovieBallad 03 T4
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday 140 4/4 N Y 70'sRockShuffle 03 T4
It's Impossible 63 4/4 N Y 01 T3
Jingle Bells / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 184 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing2 03 T4
Last Christmas 108 4/4 N Y AlpenSchlager 03 T4
Mary's Boy Child 116 4/4 N Y AlpenSchlager 03 T4
Merry Christmas Everyone 101 4/4 N Y AlpenSchlager 04 T4
Merry Christmas Everybody 155 4/4 N Y CrocoTwist 04 T4
Must Be Santa Claus 146 4/4 N Y Schlager Polka 04 T4
Night Boat To Cairo 164 4/4 N Y 02 T3
Part Time Lover 88 2/4 N Y 02 T3
Puppy Love 72 4/4 N Y 01 T3
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 147 4/4 N Y ChristmasShuffle 04 T4
Silent Night / Away In A Manger 80 3/4 N Y ChristmasWaltz 04 T4
Song For Guy 62 4/4 N Y 01 T3
Stop The Cavalry 93 4/4 N Y OberPolka2 04 T4
Summertime 60 4/4 N Y 01 T3
The First Noel 96 4/4 N Y EtherealMovie 04 T4
White Christmas 94 4/4 N Y ChristmasBallad 04 T4
Winter Wonderland 131 4/4 N Y ChristmasSwing1 04 T4
Woman In Love, A 84 4/4 N Y 01 T3
Wonderful Christmastime 192 4/4 N Y Swingfox 04 T4