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Recent Songs

Love Boat (9/20) Tyros4

Song On The Sand (9/20) Tyros4

Holiday For Strings (9/20) Tyros4

Dindi (9/16) Tyros4

If I Didn't Have You (9/16) Tyros4

Unforgettable (9/16) Tyros4

Musical Background

(Sep 2022) Hello to everyone. My name is David and I live in a city just north of Worcester (pronounced Woos-tah) in the state of Massachusetts.

I have been playing music since the age of 14, when I purchased my first organ with my paper route money. It was a used Kimball organ with 2 keyboards and pedals and I knew I wanted to really learn how to play it. I started private lessons with a local teacher and continued on until I was about 22, when work got in the way.  Lucky for me I worked in a music store that sold Hammond organs, so I got to see all the latest keyboards and had a blast trying out all the sounds. I got to practice songs while also learning how to use the new organ features - and I got paid to do it. I did some playing professionally for a short while at private parties, which was good money at the time.

Eventually, the music business went south so I got a "real" job in municipal government that 40 years later I finally retired (mostly) from. I now play for my own enjoyment and for family. I still have a Hammond Colonnade console organ that I play along with my Tyros 4. I added bass pedals and edited some bass voices for the Tyros 4 and they sound great.  This allows me to actually play it like a regular 2 manual organ with pedals. I have had eight different Yamaha keyboards and I think that the Tyros 4 is the best. I can make it sound like my Hammond Organ, but so much more too.

I love most music, but really like to play big band, jazz, standards and latin tunes. It is so much fun to find a rhythm, style and voices that fit the song you are playing. I then store the settings in the Music Finder so it is always ready whenever you want it. No more writing setting and notes all over my music.  I think it is the most fun to think outside the box when playing a song on my Tyros 4.  I look for different styles and voices to change up things a bit ! 

I hope you enjoy some of the songs I have recorded and placed on this great site. I have learned so much from reading the posts here and listening to many of the songs sent in by so many of you talented people. I have a lot of ideas for songs, now I just have to make the time to practice and play them.   Enjoy!

The list below is alphabetical by song title. Click on the song to audition and/or download the song.

Alfie (T3)

Angel Eyes (T3)

Dindi (T4)

The Girl from Ipanema (T4)

Happy Together (T3)

Holiday For Strings (T4)

I'm A Fool To Want You (T4)

I've Got A Crush On You (T4)

If I Didn't Have You (T4)

In the Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (T3)

Laughter In The Rain (T4)

The Look Of Love (T4)

Love Boat (T4)

Magnificent Seven (T3)

Mam'selle (T4)

Never On Sunday (T4)

Nine To Five (T4)

Paradise Café (T4)

Put'tin' On The Ritz (T4)

Samba De Orfeu (T3)

Song On The Sand (T4)

Stormy Weather (T3)

The Summer Knows (T4)

Summer Samba (T3)

Tenderly (T3)

Wave (T4)

Unforgettable (T4)

When Sunny Gets Blue (4 )

With You On My Arm (T4)

Note: Dave sold his Tyros3 and moved up to the Tyros4 in January, 2011.

Dave's MIDI Songs

midi David provided 30 songs in midi format. These were created on the Tyros3 or Tyros4. Individual songs are shown in the table below and any one song can be downloaded by right-clicking on the song link. The table displays the song title, tempo (T), time signature (TS), lyrics (L), chords (C), where possible, the style used, the original volume (V), and the keyboard used (K). You can download all of Dave's 30 MIDI songs here: DL-T3-T4.zip.

David's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Angel Eyes 64 4/4 N Y ModernJazzBallad 02 T3
Candy 126 4/4 N Y OrchBigBand1 02 T3
Day In The Life Of A Fool, A 129 4/4 N Y OrganBossa 01 T3
Fox, The 90 4/4 N Y CubanBolero 01 T3
Girl From Ipanema, The 122 4/4 N Y BossaBrazil 03 T4
Happy Together 110 4/4 N Y BritPopSwing 02 T3
Holiday For Strings 135 4/4 N Y Showtune 01 T3
If I Didn't Have You 116 4/4 N Y MovieSwing1 02 T3
I'm A Fool To Want You 120 4/4 N Y ModernBigBand 03 T4
In Dreams 73 4/4 N Y EtherealMovie 02 T3
I've Got A Crush On You 63 4/4 N Y DreamyBallad 03 T4
Laughter In The Rain 95 4/4 N Y 8BeatModern 03 T4
Look Of Love, The 100 4/4 N Y PopLatinBallad 03 T4
Love Boat, The 120 4/4 N Y 70sTVTheme 02 T3
Loved One 70 3/4 N Y IrishHymn1 01 T3
Magnificent Seven 150 4/4 N Y WildWest 02 T3
Mam'selle 72 4/4 N Y OrchestraBallad 03 T4
Never On Sunday 130 4/4 N Y OrganChaCha 03 T4
Nine To Five 107 4/4 N Y DiscoFoxRock 03 T4
Once Upon A December 104 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 01 T3
Puttin' On The Ritz 100 4/4 N Y French50's 03 T4
Samba De Orfeu 104 4/4 N Y BigBandSamba 02 T3
Shadow Of Your Smile, The 106 4/4 N Y SlowBossa 01 T3
Summer Knows, The 62 4/4 N Y ContempPopBallad 03 T4
Summer Samba 135 4/4 N Y OrganBossa 02 T3
Tara's Theme 40 4/4 N Y PopPianoBallad 01 T3
There Goes My Heart 108 4/4 N Y OrganFoxtrot 01 T3
Tico Tico 102 4/4 N Y OrganSamba 02 T3
Unforgettable 82 4/4 N Y MidnightSwing 01 T3
You've Changed 66 4/4 N Y ModBigBandBallad 01 T3

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