MP3s Without Melody

(May 10, 2023) I recently opened a 3rd very large hard disk from my passed friend Dick. I could not believe how many files there were. There were a whole lot of midi files. Not all the MIDI are playable on the Tyros, but I can repair those over time. What I also discovered were many mp3 files without a melody. All of these were named with a number and an Excel sheet with the names of the files. These files were from the music school and were meant to help students to learn playing with music.

In my past working life, I was an IT Manager in a company with 4,500 people. About 4,000 of which had one or more handicaps (like being deaf or blind, could not walk, was missing a hand and so on). In my office, I had a room with 12 computer workstations where we tried to teach some people how to work with a computer. There were two ladies who were blind but with speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, they could learn to type in, for example, Microsoft WORD. I also had 12 ladies with one or more handicaps and they did our telephone in and out calls. So, my experiences with handicapped people is very great and that is also the reason why I now give music lessons to people with a handicap.

At this moment, I am providing keyboard lessons to two blind ladies (Yamaha PSR-E237 and PSR-E373). After 2 years, they play very well and want more music. However, playing with a midi file is not possible because their keyboard does not play midi files. So, I put some MP3 files on the mobile phone and then used an audio cable to connect the phone to the AUDIO IN port in the PSR-E237. This works perfectly and the ladies are very happy. The mobile is speaking the title from the music so that is also not a problem.

In the questions I receive, there are many people who can't handle midi files and ask me how to do that. In some cases, I can help but by far not all questions because they don’t understand how to do many things. I think that for these people, an MP3 file can be helpful because the MP3s are ready to play and you can play them from a laptop, phone or tablet and then use a cable to connect to your keyboard. I think everyone understands how to use a cable. Also, for people with one hand, playing an MP3 is useful

The files I am talking about here were all made in the Spooky studio and are mp3 files with NO MELODY. So, they are from me, Dick and Hans. We worked together or alone in the studio to record a lot of music. I still work with Hans to perform songs for artists on demand and the music school. Hans plays mostly the guitar or if needed the saxophone. I play accordion or keyboard. The artists work mostly on street performance and play our music and sing with the MP3 file. The music school is, unfortunately, no longer operating.

I make also, on my own, a lot of mp3 files for background playing and they are mostly without melody. These are also very useful for people with handicaps because the can play the file on a lot of devices. Now here are two ladies playing these files and they are very happy.

If you don’t like the KEY, for example D#, you can transpose your Keyboard. If you want to change the key from the mp3, you can use the free program AUDACITY. This program allows you to change the key and also the tempo from the mp3.

The 27 files in the Dutch table below are all MP3 files without a melody. Try some out. Click on any song to download it. Click on Dutch.zip to download all of them.

Dutch MP3 - No Melody

Aan de a.damse grachten

Aber-Bitte-Mit-Sahne

Adio, Adio, Adio nr 2

Alo-ahe

Als de dag van toen

Amboss-Polka-1

Annabel

Baby kom terug

Brabantse nachten

Corry en de Rekels Zonder het te weten

Die-Gitarre-Und-Das-Meer

Down By The Riversyde

Een Beetje Verlefd nr 1

Ein-Bisschen-Frieden

En steeds weer huil je

He Susie

Ich-Kauf-Mir-Lieber-Tirolerhut

Its Now Or Never

Itsi bitsi tenewini

Jan Smit - Je Naam In De Sterren

Junge komt balt wieder

Kom van dat dak af

Oh oh de Haag

Ome-Jan

Vandaag laat ik me gaan-Lucas & Gea

Westenwind

Zij gelooft in mij

 

English MP3 - No Melody

All For Me Grog (1)

All Of Me (1)

Always on My Mind

Amazing Grace (1)

Bachelor Boy (1)

Beer Barrel Polka (1)

Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Black Velvet Band (1)

Che Sera

He'll Have To Go (choir)

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

Hello Mary Lou

It's Now Or Never

Itsi Bitsi Tene Wini

Jambalaya

Let's Twist Again

Mississippie

My Way

One Way Wind

Proud Mary)

Ramona

Rivers of Babilon

Save the Last Dance

Silvery Moon

Somewhere Between

South of the Border

Vaja Condios

What A Wonderful World

(1) added on 4 January 2024.

German MP3 - No Melody

Anton aus Tirol

Der Junge Mit Der Mundharmonika

Edelweis

Liebeskummer lohnt sich nicht

Seeman

4.
Netherlands MP3 - No Melody

2 Reebruine Ogenzm

17 Miljoen Mensen

Aan De Grens Vddh

Aan-De-Amsterdamse-Grachten 2

Aan-De-Amsterdamse-Grachten

Aan-De-Grens-Van-De-Duitse-Heuvelen

Ach Vaderlief Toe Drink Niet m

Adio Adio Adio nr 1

Alles Kan Een Mens Gelukkig Maken

Alles Wat Ademt

Ay No Digas

Blame it on the Bossa Nova

Cuando Calienta El Sol

Ebb Tide

El Condor Pasa

Oye Como va

Perfidia

Quando, quando, quando

Que Será

Que Si Que No

Vaya Con Dios

These 21 MP3s added on 20 February 2024. You can download them all in one file: Netherlands.zip.


Other MP3 - No Melody

Ay No Digas

Blame it on the Bossa Nova

Blue Suede Shoes (1)

Blueberry Hill (1)

Brazil (1)

Bye Bye Love (1)

Caribian Marina (1)

Cuando Calienta El Sol

Danny Boy (1)

Do You Wanna Dance (1)

Donna (1)

Ebb tide

El condor pasa

Fields Of Athenry (1)

Fly Me To The Moon (1)

Oye como va

Perfidia

Quando, quando, quando

Que Sera

Que Si Que No

Vaya Con Dios

(1) added on 20 February 2024.

Blues Sessie MP3 - No Melody

Juul blues nummer 1 G

Juul blues nummer 2 G

Juul blues nummer 3 G

Juul blues nummer 4 G

Juul Blues nummer 5 G

(9/29/23) - The blues sessie songs played last saturday on a blues session that I recorded on that evening. There were about 500 people. Very nice. I played the Tyros and anyone who wanted to try and play was welcome. Here are five mp3 files no melody for you to check out.

Special

These mp3s are recordings from the Spooky house band made several years ago in Geesbruk. I played the Tyros or, before that, the Roland G70. My musical friends played flute, saxophone, guitar, etc. Dick recorded these on the computer in several tracks, most 8 tracks.

I found these files on the hard disk. All tracks were there, so it was very easy to delete the melody track. Included here is the original recording and the new recording without melody.

Spooky1.zip includes the original recording and a recording without melody for three songs: Abracadabra, Apache, and Pretty Woman.

With and Without Melody

(1/23/24) Here are 5 songs (A Walk in the Park, Hello Mary Lou, I Can't Stop Loving You, It's Now or Never, Pretty Woman) in both MP3 and MIDI format in two versions: one includes the melody and one does not. Get it all in this one compressed file: With and without melody 1.zip.