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This PSR Tutorial Songs 2020 Collection includes 728 songs (in MP3 format) -- 39 hours of listening pleasure. 48 performers contributed to this song collection and 18 Yamaha keyboards are represented. All of these songs appeared on the PSR Tutorial web site in 2020. Eventually, all will be archived and no longer available online.

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. Appended to each song name are one or more codes indicating information about the performance.

For example, the filename "Away In A Manger_v-MHT4.mp3" is the song Away In A Manger. The appended code (_v-MHT4) means the song includes a vocal by Mike Hackworth (MH) performed on the Tyros4 (T4). Similarly, "Christmas Epic_c-RVT4.mp3" is an original composition (_c) by Ryszard Bieszczad (RV) performed on his Tyros4 (T4).

Since these are MP3 files, they also can contain song information. For all songs, the "Contributing Artist" field holds the name of the performer.

Organization

Christmas Songs - 168 songs are drawn from the PSR Tutorial 2020 Christmas concert. These songs are in the "_Christmas" folder. 28 artists contributed to the Christmas concert. 15 "PSR Performers" and 13 members of the PSR Tutorial Forum participated in the Christmas concert. The Christmas songs take up 682 MB of storage and provide almost 8 hours of holiday music from around the world.

Other Songs - The remaining 560 songs are listed alphabetically in a series of alphabetical folders (A, B, C-D, ..., W-X-Y-Z). While a computer folder can easily handle hundreds of 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 Filename” (available as a PDF file and a Microsoft Excel file) lists all the songs alphabetically by filename (which is the song title) along with the performing artist, the keyboard used and the length of the song. Note that the “Songs 2020 by Filename” pdf file is 20 pages when printed out. A separate “Christmas List” pdf file lists only the 168 Christmas songs in 5 pages.

Songs 2020 by Performer” lists song information alphabetically by Performer. 35 "PSR Performers" contributed 691 songs to this collection. 13 Forum members participated in the 2020 Christmas concert and added 37 songs. Recent MP3 songs for the PSR Performers and any available midi files are on their PSR Performer page in the Performers section of the PSR Tutorial web site. A short musical biography and a picture of each Performer is also available on the Performer page. Performers not currently listed in the current Performer's section, are found in the Archived Performers section.

The table below lists the PSR Performers (shown in bold) who contributed to this collection. The other players listed contributed to the 2020 Christmas concert. The table shows the 2 or 3 letter abbreviation for that performer and the number of songs.

48 Performers included in the Songs 2020 Collection
Performer Abb Songs Performer Abb Songs
Alan Clare AC1 7 Andreas Kronen AK1 1
Andrey Gusev AG1 1 Armando Pina AP1 8
Bob (SciNote) SN 4 Bob K (Bob Tim) BK 5
Chris Easdown CE1 21 Craig CK 14
David Read DR1 3 Deane Peters HM 17
Don Valentine WG 2 Ernie Mulder EM 26
Esa Rossi ESA 3 Franco Tancredi FT 2
Gary Kilby GK 2 Hans Sarmiento Bernal HSB 6
Janus JA 5 Jack Williamson JW3 4
Jim Laing JL 26 Jim Matthews JM 33
Joe Waters JW 2 John Phillips FP 2
Jon D JD 48 Jurianna Steyn JS1 1
Larry Hawk LH 2 Larry Smith LS 1
Larry Tyler Lt 63 Manuel Dorantes MD1 19
Marie Alicata MA1 108 Mark Styles MS 4
Mike (keynote) KN 3 Mike Cyr M2 1
Mike Hackworth MH 74 Nick Van Zutphen NV 74
Norman Fernandez NF 3 Osvaldo De Souza OZ 14
Pedro Eleuterio PE 15 Rick Fox HR 2
Richard Kent RK 2 Robert Ford RF 2
Roger Brenizer RB 11 Roy Beardmore R2 24
Royce Mosgrove RO 5 Ryszard Bieszczad RY 11
Tim Bird TB 2 Toine Dejong TD 13
Torben Goldin TG 3 Toril Susegg TS 34

Songs 2020 by Keyboard” lists song information alphabetically by Keyboard. 15 Yamaha arranger keyboards are included as well as the CVP701 and DGX650 pianos and the Electone HS organ.. The number of songs by keyboard, as well as the 2-character keyboard abbreviation, are shown in the table below.

18 Keyboards Included in Songs 2020 Collection
Keyboard Abb Num Keyboard Abb Num Keyboard Abb Num
Genos G1 115 PSR-SX900 X9 108 PSR-E433 33 4
Tyros5 T5

103

PSR-S975 98 16 PSR-E410 E4 7
Tyros4 T4 142 PSR-S970 97 110 PSR-3000 3K 24
Tyros2 12 13 PSR-S770 77 20 PSR-2100 21 1
CVP701 C7 1 PSR-S950 95 53      
Electone HS 2 PSR-S750 71 2 DGX650 DG 1
      PSR-S910 91 4      

The chart below shows songs by keyboard with the keyboards listed from newest to earliest. Half of the songs in this collection were recorded on the top-level models (Genos, Tyros5/4/3/2/1, and CVP701). The other half were on midrange PSR models (PSR-Sx900, S975, S970/770, S950/750, S910, 3000, 2100),

 

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

May 31, 2021

 

This page updated on June 1, 2021 .

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