This PSR Tutorial Songs 2021 Collection includes:
- 376 songs (in MP3 format).
- 70 hours of listening pleasure.
- 44 artists contributed to this song collection.
- 16 Yamaha keyboards are represented.
All of these songs appeared on the PSR Tutorial web site in 2021. 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) and Yamaha digital pianos (DGX and CVP).
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.
All MP3 filenames reflect the name of the song. Appended to each song name are one or more codes indicating information about the performance.
- "_c" indicates that this is an original song.
- "_v" indicates the song includes a vocal.
- "-PPKK" provides a 2 (or 3) letter abbreviation for the performer and a 2-letter abbreviation for the keyboard. (See below for a table of performer and keyboard abbreviations.)
For example, the filename "Away In A Manger_v-FPT4.mp3" is the song Away In A Manger. The appended code (_v-FPT4) means the song includes a vocal by John ‘Flip’ Phillips (FP) performed on the Tyros4 (T4). Similarly, "Christmas Dreams_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.
Christmas Songs - 144 songs are drawn from the PSR Tutorial 2021 Christmas concert. These songs are in the "_Christmas" folder. 37 artists contributed to the Christmas concert. 17 "PSR Performers" and 20 members of the PSR Tutorial Forum. The Christmas songs take up 824 MB of storage and provide 7.5 hours of holiday music (including some original compositions) from around the world.
Other Songs - The remaining 232 songs are listed alphabetically in a series of alphabetical folders (A, B, C-E, ..., U-Z). While a computer folder can easily handle hundreds of files, Yamaha keyboard folders are more restricted. That is why, for convenience, these songs are organized into subfolders.
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 2021 by Filename” pdf file is 11 pages when printed out. A separate “Christmas List” pdf file lists only the 144 Christmas songs in 5 pages.
“Songs 2021 by Performer” lists song information alphabetically by Performer. 24 "PSR Performers" and 20 forum members contributed 376 songs to this collection. 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 and Forum Members who contributed to this year's collection. The forum members provided songs to the 2021 Christmas concert. The table shows the 2 or 3 letter abbreviation for that performer and the number of songs in the Songs 2021 collection.
“Songs 2021 by Kaeyboard” lists song information alphabetically by Keyboard. 13 Yamaha arranger keyboards, 4 CVP and DGX pianos and the Electone HS organ are included. The number of songs by keyboard, as well as the 2-character keyboard abbreviation, are shown in the table below.
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.
Yamaha arranger keyboards from the PSR-S910 onward are able to play back WAV and MP3 audio files. Consult your keyboard manual for detailed instructions on how to load and play an MP3 file in your keyboard.
As an example, here are the steps outlined in the PSR-S950 manual.
- Connect the USB flash memory containing the audio files to the [USB TO DEVICE] terminal.
- Press the [USB AUDIO PLAYER] button to call up the USB AUDIO PLAYER display.
- Press the [H] (FILE) button to display the audio files saved to the connected USB flash memory
- Press one of the [A] – [J] buttons corresponding to the file you want to listen to.
- Press the [8 down arrow] (AUDIO PLAY) button to start playback
- To stop playback, press the [2 up or down] (STOP) button.
Remember that when you tab to the USB device, you will have to tab through the relevant folders until you come to the actual MP3 files.
This page updated on January 4, 2022 .[top]