PSR-2000

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(Jan, 2006) - I live in a small village called Aultbea on the NW coast of Scotland UK. I'm a retired aircraft and mechanical engineer who spent 16 years in the Royal Air Force. That's where I acquired the name "Spike" due to a stupid haircut I once had. After the Air Force, I was an inspector in the nuclear industry from which I took early retirement 13 years ago.

Musical Background - A music teacher gave up trying to teach me to read music when I was 10 after my parents thought they were wasting their money, but at 14 I bought a guitar and taught myself to play it (after a fashion). At that time, I was in the same class at school as John Lennon and played guitar with him on a number of occasions but parents decided that qualifications were more important than this guitar playing. However after joining the RAF as an apprentice, I played the guitar in many groups which were abundant in the early 60's. This lasted until I was 33 when a smooth talking salesman sold me a Hammond Phoenix (it looked easy when he played it) and I then taught myself to play it (again after a fashion). Traded it in eventually for a Technics U90 as I seemed to be improving. Played a Hammond B300 and a Roland JX3P synth plus Roland drum machine in a few clubs in the NW of England as background music and backing artists which was somewhat restricted by not being able to read music.

After retiring and moving to Scotland from where the family originated, I bought the PSR2000 as the organ took up too much space. Music became my major pastime, especially since joining the various forums. I also have a Korg N5ex synth. My time is now divided between making decorative wrought iron and composing/playing music - the main influences being The Shadows / Jarre/Country and the 60's.

MIDI Songs

midi Spike provided 80 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).

You can download all of Spike's 80 MIDI songs here: SP-2k.zip.

Spike's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
All My Loving 85 4/4 N Y 02 2k
All Of Me 142 4/4 N Y 08 2k
Apache 120 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Auld Lang Syne 66 4/4 N Y 05 2k
Bill Bailey 224 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Black Is Black 120 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Blether (c) 166 4/4 N Y 05 2k
Candella (c) 120 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Carillon 120 4/4 N N 06 2k
Celtic Meltdown (c) 94 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Celtic Spirit (c) 120 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Country Cat (c) 120 4/4 N N 06 2k
Country Remix (c) 144 4/4 N Y 06 2k
Country Roads 82 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Country Stroll (c) 120 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Dance On 170 4/4 N Y 60sRock&Roll 02 2k
Drifting 120 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Ether (c) 112 4/4 N Y Rumba 02 2k
Every Breath You Take 120 4/4 N Y 01 2k
FBI 120 12/8 N N 05 2k
Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue 182 4/4 N Y 08 2k
Foot Tapper 170 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Fourth Rendezvous 120 4/4 N Y 08 2k
Freight Train 100 2/4 N N 02 2k
Galactica (c) 120 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Geronimo 120 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Gonzales 120 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Greensleeves 90 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Hawaian Hooley (c) 120 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Hello 70 4/4 N Y 05 2k
Hi Ho Silver Lining 126 4/4 N Y 06 2k
Hill Billy Hooley (c) 120 4/4 N Y 04 2k
House Of The Rising Sun 105 6/8 N Y 08 2k
I'd Like To Make It With You 75 4/4 N Y 08 2k
I Feel Love 120 4/4 N N 08 2k
Imagine 80 2/4 Y Y 06 2k
Indian Swirl 80 4/4 Y Y 05 2k
I Said Yeah Yeah 120 4/4 N N 07 2k
I Wanna Wake Up With You 76 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Jazz Apache 136 4/4 N Y 08 2k
Jingle Bells 120 4/4 N N 07 2k
Just The Way You Are 76 4/4 N Y 08 2k
I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman 125 4/4 N N 07 2k
Kontiki 138 4/4 N N 05 2k
Last Train To Clarksville 120 4/4 N N 06 2k
Little B 120 4/4 N Y 05 2k
Little B2 120 4/4 N N 06 2k
Living Doll 120 4/4 N N 06 2k
Loan Arranger (c) 120 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Local Hero, Going Home 106 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Lost Souls (c) 120 4/4 N Y 05 2k
Magic Fly 128 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Mary's Boy Child 120 4/4 N N 07 2k
Midnight In Moscow 152 4/4 N Y 01 2k
Mississippi 125 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Moonlight Shadows 120 4/4 N N 05 2k
Mountain Mist (c) 120 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Move It 120 4/4 N N 08 2k
Mozart 40 120 4/4 N Y 05 2k
My Mothers Eyes 120 4/4 N Y 04 2k
Peter Gunn 120 4/4 N N 07 2k
Rock 29 (c) 120 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Rock Train (c) 210 8/4 N Y 03 2k
Ross Country (c) 128 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Sailing 80 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Saxy Guitars © 120 4/4 N Y 08 2k
Shazam 120 4/4 N N 07 2k
Shindig 172 4/4 N Y HeartBeat 03 2k
Six Pack (c) 120 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Skye Boat Song 71 4/4 N Y 02 2k
Song For Guy 120 4/4 N Y 06 2k
Spikes Medley 120 4/4 N N 07 2k
Spring 68 4/4 N Y 6-8SlowRock2 03 2k
Strumble (c) 120 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Tell Me What I Say 120 4/4 N Y 03 2k
That'll Be The Day 120 4/4 N N 07 2k
Three Kings 125 4/4 N N 07 2k
Time Is Tight 136 4/4 N Y 03 2k
Walk Don't Run 148 4/4 N N 07 2k
Yellow River 120 4/4 N N 06 2k