(Jun, 2002) - Paul Jackson lives in Geelong Australia. He is 30 years of age and works for Ford Motor Co. as a Training Facilitator. His hobbies are playing keyboard and golf (although he has been advised to stick to keyboard since he has an 18 handicap as a golfer). Paul likes going to the gym when time permits and is always a happy-go-lucky kind of guy.
Musical Background: My first keyboard was a very small Casio with 1/2 size keys that only had about six styles and just as many voices. I had that keyboard for about five years until my fingers were just too big to play it anymore. So I begged the golden oldies for a new one and upgraded to a Yamaha PSR something. I can't remember the model, but compared to the small Casio, it was like upgrading from a mini minor to a Ferrari. I had that keyboard for about four years, and then, after I joined the work force, I realised I could afford an even better keyboard. One day, when I happened to hear someone playing the Roland E-30, my heart skipped a beat -- I couldn't believe the sound quality that was coming from this keyboard. I had to have me one of these suckers. Then I saw the price tag and my heart skipped another beat: $2,500 Australian. But, I worked my butt off for two months and then went in and bought it. I didn't sleep for week; the only time I came out of my bedroom was to eat and go to work. The rest of the time I was making noise.
I've still got that keyboard. but it never gets used now. I bought a PSR GX76 in June, '01 and this June I bought the PSR-2000. I'm still learning my way around the 2000, but I am having heaps of fun with it. It's so flexible in what you can do with it; it gives you so many options. I've played one gig at a function with a friend of mine who was singing. We have a couple more gigs lined up around some of the clubs in the next month or so, but generally I just play at home for my own amusement. I use the PSR GX76 as the bottom keyboard and use it mainly as a piano since it has 76 keys. I use the PSR-2000 on the top for everything else. (Double Stack arrangement, that way it makes me look professional.hehe). I've never had lessons, and cannot read music, so I play all my songs by ear.
Paul provided 60 songs in midi format. These were created on the 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 Paul's 60 MIDI songs: PJ-2k.zip.
|All My Loving||176||4/4||N||Y||Jive||01||2k|
|All Shook Up||163||4/4||N||Y||03||2k|
|Benny Hill Theme||126||4/4||N||Y||PolkaPop||05||2k|
|Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You||122||4/4||N||Y||70sDisco3||06||2k|
|Crazy Little Thing Called Love||169||4/4||N||Y||Jive||02||2k|
|Don't Leave Me This Way||122||4/4||N||Y||70sDisco2||06||2k|
|Fly Me To The Moon||130||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed2||01||2k|
|I Can See Clearly Now||128||4/4||N||Y||SoulBeat||01||2k|
|I Do I Do||142||4/4||N||Y||8Beat2||05||2k|
|I Just Died In Your Arms||126||4/4||N||Y||HeartBeat||05||2k|
|I'll Make Love To You||48||4/4||N||Y||Beguine||04||2k|
|I Only Want To Be With You||142||4/4||N||Y||Country8Beat2||05||2k|
|I Turn To You||146||4/4||N||Y||TechnoPolis||01||2k|
|Just Can't Get Enough||127||4/4||N||Y||05||2k|
|Just The Way You Are||124||4/4||N||Y||SoulBeat||02||2k|
|Killing Me Softly||104||4/4||N||Y||HipHopPop||02||2k|
|Love Is In The Air||127||4/4||N||Y||03||2k|
|Must Have Been Love||84||4/4||N||Y||04||2k|
|My Little Runaway||152||4/4||N||Y||60sRock1||01||2k|
|Nothing Else Matters||158||3/4||N||Y||AcousticBallad||04||2k|
|Only When I Sleep||76||4/4||N||Y||16Beat||05||2k|
|Riders In The Sky||128||4/4||N||Y||Hoedown||03||2k|
|Rock Around The Clock||176||4/4||N||Y||01||2k|
|Sultans Of Swing||139||4/4||N||Y||04||2k|
|This Old House||176||4/4||N||Y||Rock&Roll1||02||2k|
|Tie A Yellow Ribbon||192||4/4||N||Y||OrganQuickStep||05||2k|
|Toccata Fugue & Entertainer||110||4/4||N||N||04||2k|
|Treat Me Nice||142||4/4||N||Y||02||2k|
|Turn To Stone||142||4/4||N||Y||RockShuffle||06||2k|
|Uk Wartimes Medley||116||4/4||N||Y||USMarch||03||2k|
|Walk Of Life||167||4/4||N||Y||04||2k|
|What About Me||136||4/4||N||Y||8Beat2||06||2k|
|When I Fall In Love||70||4/4||N||Y||LoveSong||01||2k|
|Where The Streets Have No Name||133||4/4||N||Y||EuroTrance||06||2k|
|Why Does It Always Rain On Me||110||4/4||N||Y||04||2k|
|You Can't Hurry Love||181||4/4||N||Y||DetroitPop1||04||2k|