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Recent Songs

Daar Bij Die Molen 2 (6/11) Tyros5

De Oude Man En De Zee (6/11) Tyros5

Old Calahan (live) (6/11) Tyros5

Pappie Loop Niet Zo Snel (6/11) Tyros5

Speel Je Accordeon (6/11) Tyros5

Steeds Weer Huil Je (live) (6/11) Tyros5

Tabe Mien Laiverd (6/11) Tyros5

Tussen Het Riet (6/11) Tyros5

Twee Reebruine Ogen (6/11) Tyros5

Vlinder (Karst) (6/11) Tyros5

Zeeman, De Zee Is Jouw Thuis (6/11) Tyros5

Zeven Rozen Zeven Jaren (live) (6/11) Tyros5

Musical Background

(May 11, 2022) Music has always been a big part of my life. I started playing accordion when I was nine years old and found that I had a real knack for it. I soon joined a large accordion orchestra in my home town Beerta (a tiny village in the north east of the Netherlands) and enjoyed playing in this group for many years.

My parents also wanted me to play the piano and started me on lessons in a neighboring village. This did not work out at all. My teacher and I had very different ideas about music: I wanted to play the boogie-woogie, he only allowed me to play nocturnes and other classical music pieces. He told me that boogie-woogies would destroy my fingering and that was the end of that. Music needs to come from the heart.

At one point my parents got an electric organ and that turned out to be much more my thing. My parents were always very invested in my musical development and made sure I was properly schooled on this instrument as well. Around my sixteenth birthday I joined a band (The Rodys) and started playing clarion in our local drum band.

After finishing school, I joined the Navy in the guided weapon systems department. Everyone who played an instrument was automatically enlisted to the ship band. As part of the band, we basically toured the whole wide world and performed in places such as Norfolk USA, Odessa, Tolio and Gibraltar which was a great experience.

I regularly changed ships during my time at the Navy and joined the band every time. Often the keyboardist position was already taken, in which case I would try out a different instrument. This allowed me to add bass guitar and saxophone to the list. But, whenever I could, I would go back to my first love, the accordion.

At one point we were stationed for a long time at CuraƧao, where we would often play music on the beach. One night, almost 50 years ago, I was playing music with some of my crew mates when a number of ladies joined our group to listen to the music. One of those ladies later became my wife to whom I am still happily married.

After eight years in the Navy, I moved back to the mainland to work as an electrotechnician, but my love for music always stayed. Next to my day job I played in a band called The Rio’s at weddings and parties. I also volunteered to play accordion in nursing homes and accompanied Dutch folk choirs together with a friend, which I still do on occasion (unfortunately, my friend recently passed away after 30 years of playing the accordion together).

Now that I am a bit older, the on-stage performances have become less frequent. I do still accompany one Dutch folk choir for men and record background music for singers and choirs who do not have the luxury of professional musicians. I used to record songs using the MIDI format but have recently switched to mp3 as this is much easier to play from a telephone.

I have a lot more time to devote to my music now that I am retired. I practice at least an hour a day on my accordions and record a lot of German and Dutch folk music. I also still enjoy the boogie-woogie. I record my music on the Tyros 5 and Roland FR7. I am trying to covert my old midi files in to styles with Style Works2000, but is not an easy process. In any case, over the years, I have produced a ton of mp3 and midi songs and the pile keeps on growing. I would love to share these songs with you all via this website. I will also try to share some of my best midi files from the past.

Juul Meffert

Juul's MP3 Song Index

Juul's songs are arranged alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song. Songs were recorded on the Tyros5.

Aber Dich (T5)

Aloahe (T5)

Blame It On The Bossanova (T5) *

Bridge Over Trobled Water (T5) *

Broekje Van Jantje (T5) *

Costa Del Sol (T5) *

Daar Bij Die Molen 2 (T5) *

Daar Bij Die Molen (T5)

Dan Gaan De Lichten Aan (T5) *

Dans Klein Zigeunermeisje (T5) *

Dans Nog Eenmaal Met Mij (T5) *

De Bloemenmand (T5)

De Boom (T5) *

De Oude Man En De Zee (T5) *

De Speelman (T5) *

Deze Zee (T5) *

Dorp Aan De Rivier Bes (T5) *

Een Zeereis Is Mooi (5.) *

El Condor Pasa (T5)

Greetje Uit De Polder (T5) *

Ik Zal Jou Nooit Vergeten (T5) *

La Paloma (T5)

Mien Drenthe (T5) *

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean (T5)

Old Calahan (live) (T5) *

Pappie Loop Niet Zo Snel (T5) *

Schoonoords Volkslied (5.)

Sierra Madre (T5)

Speel Je Accordeon (T5) *

Steeds Weer Huil Je (live) (T5) *

Tabe Mien Laiverd (T5) *

The Mermaid (T5)

Trompeten Echo (T5)

Tussen Het Riet (T5) *

Twee Reebruine Ogen (T5) *

Ver In Den Vreemde (T5)

Vlinder (Karst) (T5) *

Zeeman, De Zee Is Jouw Thuis (T5) *

Zeeman O Zeeman (T5)

Zeven Rozen Zeven Jaren (live) (T5) *

* Juul has made available the styles that he used for these songs. You can download all of these song-named styles in a single Styles.zip file.

MIDI Songs

Beatles MIDI Songs

(6/27/22) Jules has come across a large number of midi files of Beatles songs. There are nearly 200 songs in this collection. Download all of them in this compressed file: Beatles-6-27.zip.

Juul's MIDI Songs

Juul's midi songs are arranged alphabetically by song title. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song. Songs were recorded on the Tyros5. 13 songs were added in two volumes (1,2) and they can be downloaded in a single zip file: V1-2.zip.

(5/18/22) 15 midi songs added in V3. Each is in the table below and all can be downloaded together in V3.zip.

(5/24/22) 10 midi songs added in V4. Each is in the table below and all can be downloaded together in V4.zip.

(5/29/22) 12 "practice" midi songs converted from Korg to T5 in V5. There is no melody line or a very soft one. Dick and I used these files in our lessons so you can play the song with your right hand. All are available in V5.zip.

(5/29/22) 10 more midi songs added in V6. Each is in the table below and all can be downloaded together in V6.zip.

Aan De Amsterdamse Grachten v2

Ales Wat Ademt v6

Ales Wat Ik Doe v2

Als De Sterren Aan De Hemel Staan v3

Als De Sterren Daarboven Stralen v6

Ambos Polka v6

Bergvagabunden v6

Blauwe Spaanse Ogen v2

Blue Spanish Eyes v5

Boemenmand (Flower Basket) v1

Bye Bye Love v5

Clarinet Polka v2

Daar Bij Die Waterkant v6

Daar Zaten Twee Motten v4

De Alpenexpres v6

De Glimlach Van Een Kind v3

De Vlieger v2

De Vogeltjesdans v2

Dorpsfeest v4

Droomland v4

Een Beetje Vrede v4

Een gebroken hart kent geen rust v3

Een Kopje Koffie v3

Eine reise ins gluck v3

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime v1

Hallo Josefien v6

Hello Mary Lou v5

Hij Was Een Smokkelaar v6

Hooge Dennen v6

Georgia v1

Good luc charme v3

Grootvaders Klok v4

Handjes de lucht in v1

Jambalaya v5

Kangoeroe Eiland v3

Knock Three Times v5

Lieve Meid Heb Jij Even Tjd v4

Missisipie v3

Mooi Volendam v4

O Mona v4

Oh When The Saints v5

Que Sera Sera v5

Ramona v5

Ritme van de regen v3

Rood zijn de rozen v3

Sail Along Silv'ry Moon v5

Shake Hands v5

Somewhere Between v5

South Of The Border v5

Steeds weer huil je v3

Strangers in the Night v1

Tot Ziens Belinda v6

Trompet Echo v4

Tulpen uit Amsterdam v3

Twas Een Visser Midzee v2

Vreemde in de nacht v3

Wien Biebt Wen v1

Wij zijn de slijpers uit Parijs v3

Zillertaler medley v3

MIDI Lesson Files (V7, V8)

(6/4/22) I found my midi files that I used to give keyboard lessons. These midi files are combined with the style from which they are played. We did this as follows.

First, we played the song ( mostly my friend Dick ) with a working style and created the midi file. Then, in most cases, the style is made from the midi file. Then we print the score list to play the melody. The pupil played first the whole song together with the midi file Then, we mute the melody line. After awhile, when the pupil was ready, he or she could play the song with the style. This method has worked very well.

The "MIDI Lesson" files are listed in the table below. You can download all 44 songs in this V7.zip file. All the styles for these 44 songs are available in this V7-Styles.zip file.

2 Gitaren Aan De Zee

An Der Schoenen Blauen Donau

Appel Bloesem Polka

Beierische hitmix

Blue Suede Shoes

Blueberry Hill

Buona Sera

Bye Bye Belinda

Chanson d'amour

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Dans Met Mij

Dansende Vingers

De Witte Zeilen Van Santa Monica

Een Deken Op De Grond

Eine Reise Ins Glueck

Gipsy Kings

Good Luck Charme

Handjes De Lucht In

Heb Geen Liefdesverdriet

Hello Dolly

Hello Mary Lou

In The Mood

It's Now Or Never

Jailhouse Rock

Klarinetten Polka

Knallrotes Gummiboot

Mississippi

New York New York

Pata Pata

Pretty Woman

Proud Mary

Red Red Wine

Red River Rock

Reet Petite

Reine De Musette

Rock In De Bergen

S Morgens Om 7 Uur

See You Later Aligater

Some Broken Hearts

Take Five

There Goes My Everything

Tiroler Echo Medley

Wien Bleibt Wien

Yakitaky Saxofoon

(6/29/22) Here are 32 additional "MIDI Lesson" files. You can download all 32 songs in this V8.zip file. All the styles for these 32 songs are available in this V8-Styles.zip file.

12-Bar Boogie

Alles Wat Ik Wil

Beds Are Burning

De Dag Dat Je Gaat

De Macht Van Het Gevoel

De Wind Vertelde Me Een Lied

Fotonovela

Herzenssache

Het Was Maar Een Nacht

Hold On Tight

Hole In The Head

Jij Bent Alles

Jouw Hart Is Een Droomfabriek

Julie

Keep On Truckin

Kijk Me In De Ogen

King Elvis Medley

Kus Me

La Felizidad

Life Is A Rollercoaster

Lucht Balon Bauer

Mandy

Muziek Is De Sleutel

Oud Zoals Een Boom

Que Sera Sera

Rood Zijn De Rozen

Suzanna

The First Cut

Tico Tico

Twenty Flight Rock

Von Arizona To Old Texas Town

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