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This PSR Tutorial Songs 2015-2014 Collection includes 1,186 songs (MP3 format) -- 62 hours of listening pleasure. 57 performers contributed to this song collection and 17 Yamaha keyboards are represented. All of these songs appeared on the PSR Tutorial web site in 2015 or 2014, but many are or will be archived and available only in this song collection.

These songs can be played in your computer (Windows or Mac) as well as on many mobile devices (such as iPads and iPods). They also can be played on recent Yamaha arranger keyboards (Genos, Tyros5, Tyros4, PSR-SX900, PSR-S975, PSR-S970, PSR-S950, PSR-S910).

All songs have been normalized to a common volume level. This means that you do not have to continually adjust your speakers for songs that are too loud or too soft.

Filenames

All MP3 filenames reflect the name of the song itself. Appended to each song name are one or more codes indicating information about the performance.

For example, a file named "Strangers In The Night-EM3k.mp3" would represent the song, Stranger in the Night, recorded by Ernie Mulder (EM) on his PSR-3000 (3k). See tables below for performer and keyboard abbreviations.)

Since these are MP3 files, they also can contain song information. For all songs, the "Contributing Artist" field holds the name of the performer. For regular songs, the "Album" field contains the name of the keyboard used. For Christmas songs, the "Album" field indicates whether this was from the 2015 or 2014 Christmas Jukebox and the "Genre" field shows the name of the keyboard.

Organization

Christmas Songs - 181 songs are drawn from the PSR Tutorial Christmas Jukeboxes in 2015 and 2014. These songs are in the "_Christmas" folder. 15 PSR Tutorial Forum members and 18 PSR Performers contributed to these holiday song collections. The Christmas songs take up 723 MB or storage and provide almost 9 hours of holiday music from around the world.

Other Songs - The remaining 1,008 songs are listed alphabetically in a series of alphabetical folders (A-C, D-H, I-L, M-Q, R-S, and T-Z). While a computer folder can easily handle a thousand plus files, your Yamaha keyboard folders are more restricted. That is why, for convenience, these songs were organized into subfolders.

Documentation

The contents of the collection are detailed in several pdf files as well as a Microsoft Excel file found in the "_Docs" folder.

"Songs, by Title

Available as a PDF file and a Microsoft Excel file, these documents list all the songs alphabetically by song title, which mirrors the file name. Included for each song is the name of the performer, the keyboard used, and the length (in minutes) of the song. Note that the “Songs By Title” pdf file is 33 pages when printed out.

Performer Abb Songs
Bill McCracken MC 25
Bob K BK 34
Bob McKinney RM 9
Craig CK 159
Dave Edwards DE 17
Del Kay DK 52
Don Valentine WG 9
Ernie Mulder EM 67
Franco Tancredi FT 1
Frank Filipo FF 16
Gary Diamond GD 2
Gloria Hanson GH 44
Grant Cantrill SG 20
Jack Williamson JW3 52
James Gracey JG 2
Janet Griffin GF 2
Jim Laing JL 22
John Phillips FP 94
John Vishnoff JV 15
Jon D JD 4
Joseph Hart JH 7
Julio Cazes JC 20
Ken Toone KT 17
Keith Osborne KO 60
Larry Tyler LT 100
Lynn Rae Couch LC 24
Mark Chapman MA 6
Mike Cyr M2 39
Morrie Reece MR 16
Patricia Jacobsen AC 12
Pedro Eleuterio PE 1
Peter Gasser PG 8
Richard Losper RL 5
Roger Brenizer RB 84
Ron Jubenville RJ 3
Royce Mosgrove RO 5
Stephen Molnar SM 3
Sunny Haddleton SH 5
Ton Anthonie TA 3
Torben Goldin TG 27
Udo Becker UB 18
Vince Andreone VA 6

A separate “xmas Songs by Title” pdf file lists only the 181 Christmas songs,

There is also a Microsoft Excel file that lists the Songs by Title. It shows the the keyboard, performer, and minutes for each MP3 file.

Songs, by Performer

This pdf file lists song information alphabetically by performing artist. The "PSR Performers" have their own PSR Performer page in the Performers section of the PSR Tutorial web site. You can find additional MP3 and/or midi songs on their Performer page as well as a short musical biography and a picture of the Performer. Performers not currently listed in the current Performer's section, can be found in the Archived Performers section.

The PSR Performer table shown on the right lists each PSR Performer, the abbreviation used for that performer, and the number of songs in the collection by that performer. 94% of the songs in this collection are from the PSR Performers.

Every year, PSR Tutorial Forum members are invited to contribute to a Christmas Concert with songs for the holiday. In these two years 15 contributors added their songs to the PSR Performers for the annual Christmas concert.

The table below shows names, abbreviations, and songs for each of the forum contributors

Contributor Abb Songs
Andreas Kronen AK1 1
Bob (SciNote) SN 6
Don Mason DM1 1
Don R DR2 5
Drake M DM1 7
Giorgio Pina G1 11
Gr Wouter W4 1
Gregory Pace GP 5
Howard Marvin H1 14
Norm Ruttle NR 1
Rick Fox HR 1
Robert Ford RF 2
Robert van Weersch RW 3
Wally Towells K1 3
Wim NL W1 10

Songs by Keyboard

This pdf file lists song information alphabetically by Keyboard. 15 Yamaha arranger keyboards are included in this song collection. You will also find songs recorded on the Yamaha CVP-301 and CVP-605. The number of songs by keyboard, as well as the 2-character keyboard abbreviation, are shown in the table below.

Keyboards Included in Songs 2015-2014 Collection
Keyboard Abb Songs Keyboard Abb Songs Keyboard Abb Songs
PSR-S970 97 17 PSR-S910 91 116 PSR-3000 3K 83
Tyros5 T5 203 PSR-S710 71 33 Tyros1 T1 6
PSR-S950 95 244 Tyros3 T3 24 CVP605 C6 17
PSR-S750 75 17 PSR-S900 90 24 PSR-E433 E4 6
Tyros4 T4 320 Tyros2 T2 5 CVP301 C3 33

The chart below shows the number of songs by keyboard with the keyboards listed from the newest arranger keyboards back to earlier models. In this collection, 79% of the songs were recorded on four models -- Tyros5, Tyros4, PSR-S950/750, and PSR-S910/S710.

The table below shows the year when top level and midrange Yamaha arranger keyboards were introduced. Since these are songs submitted in 2015 and 2014, there are no Genos, PSR-S975 or PSR-SX900 models included. The models shown in the chart above accounted for the vast majority (95%) of songs in this collection.

Year 2015 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004
Model(s) S970/770 Tyros5 S950/750 Tyros4 S910/710 Tyros3 S900 Tyros2/1 3000
Songs 17 203 258 320 149 24 24 11 83

Using This Collection

Most PCs provide software to play MP3s. Double-clicking on any song is likely to launch that software and play the song. However, your PC may also include a music database program, such as iTunes, and all of the MP3s can be loaded into your music database program. Each song includes song data indicating the performer and the keyboard used.

Joe Waters

December 7, 2020

This page updated on June 1, 2021 .

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