This PSR Tutorial Songs 2021-20 Collection is delivered on a 32 GB USB drive and includes:
- 1,040 songs (in MP3 format).
- 109 hours of listening pleasure.
- 64 artists contributed to this song collection.
- 20 Yamaha instruments are represented.
All of these songs appeared on the PSR Tutorial web site in 2021 or 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, iPods, mobile phones). 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 MP3 filenames reflect the name of the song. In addition, one or more codes appended to the song name give you information about the performance. For example, "_c" (for copyright) indicates that this is an original song by this performer. "_v" (for vocal) indicates the performer sings the song. "-PPKK" is a 2 (or 3) letter abbreviation (PP) for the performer and a 2-letter abbreviation (KK) for the keyboard. To illustrate, consider the three examples below:
- 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 (_v) performed by John ‘Flip’ Phillips (FP) on his Tyros4 (T4).
- Christmas Dreams_c-RVT4.mp3 is an original composition (_c) by Ryszard Bieszczad (RV) performed on his Tyros4 (T4).
- Alfie-LTX9.mp3 is the song Alfie performed by Larry Tyler on his PSR-SX900.
Christmas Songs have their own folder. There are 312 Christmas songs drawn from the PSR Tutorial 2021 and 2020 Christmas Concerts. 21 PSR Performers contributed to the Christmas Concerts as well as 25 members of the PSR Tutorial Forum. To facilitate browsing these songs from your Yamaha keyboard, I divided the songs into three alphabetical subfolders (A-H, I-N, O-X) each of which has about 100 songs. The Christmas/Holiday songs take up 1.5 GB of storage and provide 16 hours of holiday music (including some original compositions).
Regular Songs - The remaining 792 songs were provided by the PSR Tutorial Performers from January 2020 through December 2021 and can be found on the individual performer pages. In this collection they are sorted alphabetically by song title and stored in a series of alphabetical folders (A-B, C-E, ..., U-Z). Although a computer folder can easily handle hundreds of files, browsing on a Yamaha keyboard shows files in screens displaying six 10-song tabs. 120 songs can be displayed in two screens so I have tried to keep all the song subfolders at about 100 songs.
Documentation - A "_Docs" folder includes several PDF files detailing contents of this collection as well as a Microsoft Excel file.
"Songs Alphabetical 21-20” (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 by Filename” pdf file is 30 pages when printed out.
A separate “Christmas Songs 21-20” pdf file lists only the 312 Christmas songs in 9 pages.
“Songs by Performer” lists song information alphabetically by Performer. 39 "PSR Performers" and 25 forum members contributed 1,004 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 tables below list the PSR Performers and Forum Members who contributed to this collection. The forum members provided songs to the 2021 and 2020 Christmas concerts. The table shows the abbreviation for that performer and the number of songs included in the Songs 2021-20 collection.
“Songs 2021-20 by Keyboard” lists song information alphabetically by Keyboard. 15 Yamaha arranger keyboards, 3 CVP and DGX pianos and the Electone HS organ are represented. 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.
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