Jim Laing's Registrations

Most of the Gig Disks refer to styles (preset or external) that have been tuned for particular songs. You can also use registrations to capture the changes needed in preset styles to modify them for use with particular songs. Jim's registrations were originally developed for Tyros3 styles and now have been updated for use on the Tyros5. If you have a Tyros3 or a Tyros5, you will be able to use these registration banks directly. For other keyboards, you can use Murray Best's Registration Manager to convert the registrations for use on your keyboard.

- Joe Waters

I originally created my registrations on a Tyros3 and then updated them for the Tyros5. Both the Tyros3 and Tyros5 versions are provided below. Each "Registration Bank file" contains 8 registrations (one for each button on the keyboard). I'm hoping others will find some of them useful. Of course, a registration and the specified settings for songs, are "personal" and so not everything will work for everyone. But they are here in case anyone wants to try them!

Cllick on the section titles below to open/close the section. The first two sections contain a brief description of the registration set and the downloadable zip files. The "User Notes" section includes some comments that apply to both registration sets.

Retirement Home Registrations - 64 songs

These registrations include a few of the songs I have memorized and play for folks at the local Retirement Homes, hence the "RH Mem" in the registration filenames. The table below shows the songs covered in each of the 8 registration bank files.

Retirement Home Memorized Songs
Registration File Songs
RH Mem 1.rgt 1-Born Free, 2-Entertainer, 3-If I Were A Rich Man, 4-Linus Theme, 5-Memory (Cats), 6-Music Box Dancer, 7-Music of the Night, 8-Teddy Bear's Picnic
RH Mem 2.rgt 1-Five Foot Two, 2-Enjoy Yourself, 3-Autumn Leaves, 4-Paper Roses, 5-Spanish Eyes, 6-Alley Cat/Winchester Cathedral, 7-Blue Danube Waltz, 8-Somewhere My Love
RH Mem 3.rgt 1-All of Me, 2-Sweet Georgia Brown, 3-Yellow Bird, 4-Misty, 5-Mack the Knife, 6-Tennesse Waltz, 7-Danny Boy, 8-Hava Nagilah
RH Mem 4.rgt 1-In The Mood, 2-Moonlight Serenade, 3-Whistler and His Dog, 4-Blue Bayou, 5-Clarinet/Penn Polkas, 6-Sentimental Journey, 7-It Had To Be You, 8-Tijuana Taxi
RH Mem 5.rgt 1-Mame, 2-Satin Doll, 3-Edelweiss, 4-Skater's Waltz, 5-Top of the World, 6-Let's Twist Again, 7-What A Wonderful World, 8-Blame It on the Bossa Nova
RH Mem 6.rgt 1-Tea for Two, 2-Blue Bossa, 3-Arkansas Traveler/Turkey in the Straw, 4-Release Me, 5-Take the 'A' Train, 6-Unforgettable, 7-Dream, Dream, Dream, 8-Our Director March
RH Mem 7.rgt 1-King of the Road, 2-Can't Help Falling in Love, 3-Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, 4-Happy Wanderer, 5-My Melody of Love, 6-Hawaiian Wedding Song, 7-Wind Beneath My Wings, 8-Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedershen
RH Mem 8.rgt 1-Washington Post March, 2-Moon River, 3-Last Date, 4-(Una) Paloma Blanca, 5-Jalousie Tango, 6-Could I Have This Dance, 7-Chicken Dance, 8-Beer Barrel Polka

The zip file includes the 8 registration files and some support files (lists, info etc) The files you want to copy to your keyboard are the .RGT files.

Retirement Home Registrations
Retirement Homes-T5.zip Retirement Homes-T3.zip
 

 

Band Registrations - 113 songs

The "Band" stands for "these are registrations that I use with my duo/trio band." These registrations are a few of the songs my band plays. This band includes two vocalists, one guy plays acoustic guitar and the other an electric guitar. For the duo, I often play the "electric" guitar sounds on the Tyros, hence you'll see a lot of electric guitars in Voice R1/R2/R3 etc.

The songs here include lots of early/classic Rock'n'Roll, but mixed in with slow ballads, some jazz, some "variety". They reflect tunes/sets that this duo/trio band plays at public event

Some of the songs you may be less familiar with are probably the "early Rock'n'Roll" songs such as from the 1960s and 1970s. As you'll see from my other registration banks, I play both for "retirement home" (older) audiences as well as for somewhat more "middle-aged" audiences, for which I play more rock'n'roll …

Someday, the folks in the Retirement Homes / Nursing Homes will be yelling out "Play Stairway to Heaven!" and "Freebird!" Hey even the fans of rock and roll are getting older! :-)

The zip files below include the registration files and several support documents. The registrations are for three "Sets", each in multiple parts: Set1 (A,B,C), Set 2(A,B), Set3(A,B,C,D). Generally there are 13-14 songs in each set part. So, for example, Set 1A will have two registrations files: "Band Solo - 1A-1.rgt and Band Solo - 1A-2.rgt). Click here for a pdf list of all the Band registrations.

Band Registrations
Band Registrations-T5.zip Band Registrations-T3.zip
 

 

Italian Registrations - 21 songs

I have 3 registration banks for 20 Italian songs. The contents are shown in the table below.

Italian Songs
Registration File Registration Memory Buttons
Italian 1
1 Cara Mia 5 Ciribiribin
2 Funiculi, Funcula 6 O Solo Mio
3 Carnval of Venice 7 Santa Lucia
4 Come Back to Sorento 8 It's Now Or Never
Italian 2
1 Italian Streent Song-1 5 Libiamo (Drinking Song)
2 Italian Street Song-2 6 M'Appari Tutt Amor
3 Fascination 7 Musetta's Waltz
4 La Donna e Mobile 8 Tarantella
Italian 3
1 Arrivederci Roma 5 My Melody of Love
2 Speak Softly Love
3 That's Amore
4 Volare

The Tyros5 and Tyros3 zip files include the three registration banks and several documentation files.

Italian Registrations-T5.zip Italian Registrations-T3.zip
 

 

Irish Registrations - 14 songs

Here are 2 registration banks with 13 Irish songs. The contents are shown in the table below.

Irish Songs
Registration File Registration Memory Buttons
Irish 1
1 Believe Me All Those Endearing 5 Harrigan
2 Danny Boy 6 Irish Washerwoman
3 Donegal 7 Moonshiner
4 Galway Bay 8 My Wild Irish Rose
Irish 2
1 Rose of Tralee 5 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
2 Shure They Call It Ireland 6 MacNamera's Band
3 Sweet Rosie O'Grady 7 empty
4 Tis the Last Rose of Summer 8 empty

The Tyros5 and Tyros3 zip files include the two registration banks and several documentation files.

Irish Registrations-T5.zip Irish Registrations-T3.zip
MISC and XTRA Registrations - 106 songs

(August 2014) Here are two more sets of registrations banks that I call "MISC" and "XTRAS." They are a mixed bag, so to speak. Various kinds of music, not all one kind. The Tyros5 set has 5 XTRA banks with registrations for 38 songs and 10 MISC banks with 68 songs. The Tyros3 set is similar to the Tyros5 set although it has 10 fewer songs. Click here for a pdf list of the Tyros5 or the Tyros3 sets. The zip files below contain all the registration banks and documentation files.

MISC and XTRA Registrations
MISC-XTRA-T5.zip MISC-XTRA-T3.zip
 

 

User Notes

Some notes that might be helpful to others using these registration files.

In my registrations, I tend to use my foot pedals as follows:

  • Pedal 1 - Sustain (damper) - set to only sustain voices that "need" sustain
  • Pedal 2 - Fill-Self (insert a fill-in in the style)
  • Pedal 3 - Leslie Slow/Fast (only applies to Organ Footage usually)

Don't know if it matters, but I use FINGERED mode for chord recognition.

I do have 2 custom voices: the SA2 Trombone and the "Choir Pack". Other than that, most of what I use is built-in stuff. I've just customized in many cases by adjusting volumes, muting out some parts, etc. I use a few "purchased-from-Yamaha" styles, but probably 95% of the time I use the built-in ones.

Jim's Tyros3 setupI have a small 2-octave keyboard that I use to play the R3 voice. It gives me very quick access to this sound w/o having to press any buttons on the Tyros. This isn't required to use my registrations though; you can use R3 as you would on an any Tyros. The photo shown here was my setup on the Tyros3.

I tend to do more than just play chords with my left hand, so I often have sounds with some decent volume to them. That is, I play rhythmic patterns, runs, "passing tones" kind of passages, etc. with my left hand, depending on the song's needs of course.

There may be a very small number saved with ACMP off (I turn it on once I play an intro or 1st verse of a song) - but I think 95% of them should have full ACMP on (although I sometimes mute one or two accomp. parts to simplify the style a bit). These styles all started on a T3, then the T5 version was modified and re-saved on a T5.

Thanks - enjoy!
Jim Laing
jimlaing@me.com


This page updated on August 28, 2014 .