(October, 2010) My name is Richard Herzog. I was born in Adrian, Michigan in 1927. I retired in 1984 from the Monroe, Michigan fire department after 29 years of service. For the past 26 years I have lived with my wife Lisa in Port Charlotte, Florida. At the age of 83, I still very much enjoy playing my Yamaha PSR1500 keyboard for seniors at retirement and assisted living homes here in Florida.
I began my interest in music when I was five years old when my father bought me a harmonica and taught me how to play. Then, at age 10, my mother thought i should learn to play the trumpet (her favorite instrument). A few group lessons at a local music store and that was the end of that. However, In later years, I learned to play the trumpet well enough to play it on gigs.
My next venture into music was shortly after I got married when I started playing the Ukulele and then upgraded to the guitar. A few years after that, I bought my first keyboard instrument, a very small organ with built-in accompaniment. After a couple of organ upgrades, I ended up with a nice Conn organ all the while playing many gigs with the guitar in a small combo.
After retiring and moving to Florida, I played guitar with different groups for the next 25 years. I purchased a Rolands digital piano and then, 5 years ago, I bought the Yamaha PSR1500 and have been gigging with it ever since.
I don't play the guitar much anymore since I always played with small groups but now they seem to be a dying breed. I just began recording some midis on the keyboard and the results are below.
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- Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- Caribbean Holiday (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- For Once In My Life (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- I Write The Songs (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- I've Gotta Be Me (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- Just The Way You Are (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- Key Largo (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- Killing Me Softly (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- Love Will Keep Us Together (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
- Nice 'n Easy (PSR-1500) 10/29/2010
You can download all of Richard's MIDI songs here: RH-15.zip.
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|Smoke Gets In Your Eyes||60||4/4||N||Y||EasyBallad||01||15|