PSR-2000

Paul Jackson

(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.

MIDI Songs

midi 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.

Paul's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Abracadabra 132 4/4 N Y 04 2k
All My Loving 176 4/4 N Y Jive 01 2k
All Shook Up 163 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Believe 130 4/4 N Y TechnoParty 02 2k
Benny Hill Theme 126 4/4 N Y PolkaPop 05 2k
Blue Moon 80 4/4 N Y MoonlightBallad 03 2k
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You 122 4/4 N Y 70sDisco3 06 2k
Country Roads 180 4/4 N Y CountryPop2 03 2k
Crazy Little Thing Called Love 169 4/4 N Y Jive 02 2k
Crocodile Rock 176 4/4 N Y CrocoTwist 05 2k
Danny Boy 100 4/4 N Y 8BeatAdria 06 2k
Desperado 66 4/4 N Y LoveSong 01 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
Heaven 134 4/4 N Y TechnoParty 05 2k
Hello 70 4/4 N Y LoveSong 02 2k
I Believe 152 4/4 N Y Rock+HalfTime 06 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
Letter, The 172 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Livin' Thing 120 4/4 N Y Rock+HalfTime 06 2k
Love Is In The Air 127 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Lyin' Eyes 135 4/4 N Y Country8Beat2 03 2k
Moonlight Shadow 130 4/4 N Y TechnoParty 04 2k
Mr Sandman 206 4/4 N Y Charleston 03 2k
Must Have Been Love 84 4/4 N Y 04 2k
My Little Runaway 152 4/4 N Y 60sRock1 01 2k
My Way 120 4/4 N Y SwingHouse 02 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
Saltwater 68 4/4 N Y PianoBallad 06 2k
Some Girls 170 4/4 N Y 60sRock&Roll 01 2k
Some Girls 170 4/4 N Y 60sRock&Roll 02 2k
Somethin' Stupid 112 4/4 N Y Rumba 01 2k
Sultans Of Swing 139 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Telephone Line 75 4/4 N Y RockBallad 06 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
Tragedy 118 4/4 N Y FunkyDisco 03 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
Wonderful Tonight 89 4/4 N Y SecretService 05 2k
You Can't Hurry Love 181 4/4 N Y DetroitPop1 04 2k
Your Song 92 4/4 N Y 8BeatModern 02 2k