(May, 2003) I live in Norfolk, on the east coast of England.
Musical Background. (4/24/06) My early musical life was notable for its negative side: my junior-school singing teacher insisted that I move my mouth but not utter a sound in class choirs. My senior-school teacher was renowned for banging a key on the head of anyone who did not "sing up," but he put the key away when he came to me. So I was strictly a listener (to the "wireless" - no record players then) and a watcher of countless cinema musicals.
Having turned down the chance to learn the piano, I turned to literature; and it was not until years after I left university with hood and mortar board (in truth, I never had the second at all) that I bought a cheap acoustic guitar. I never learned to tune this, and certainly never played a song on it. But it led eventually to my getting an organ, then another organ, and so on through countless trade-ins over 30 years or so. I am entirely self-taught, as people have been known to mutter.
While I played organ, I was told how superior the piano player was. As soon as I switched to keyboard, I was told that playing the organ was so very skillful. I reasoned that, by these arguments, a symphony orchestra would be led by a one-man-band performer, and players of flute and oboe would be in the gutter. In fact, the 9000Pro proved an excellent breakthrough (combined with retirement from teaching), and not only a good cure for left-leg pain.
Now I have Tyros2 and can hardly stop playing - always at home; I am no public performer. The problem with T2 playing is that the SA voices do not play back in other models, so I have used MidiPlayer to produce 2k duplicates of my T2 midis.
MIDI Song Index
Brian has 80 midi files created on the Yamaha 9000Pro and the Tyros2. The table below shows all the songs, their tempo, time signature, whether they include lyrics and chords, where available, the style used, and the keyboard.
You download Brian's 80 MIDI songs in this file: BH-T2.zip.
|Anema E Core||108||4/4||N||Y||Rumba||06||T2|
|At My Time Of Life||82||4/4||N||Y||LoungePiano||01||9P|
|Baby, Let Me Take You Dreaming||120||4/4||N||Y||07||T2|
|Because Of You||76||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|Born To Blush||120||4/4||N||N||Foxtrot2||02||9P|
|Bossa Slowa (c)||104||4/4||N||Y||GuitarBossa||01||9P|
|By The Fireside||133||4/4||N||Y||Dixieland1||05||T2|
|Call Me Irresponsible||126||4/4||N||Y||OrchestraSwing1||05||T2|
|Die Juliska Aus Budapest||127||4/4||N||Y||06||T2|
|Familiar Lady (c)||72||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|Give Me The Simple Life||120||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|Hey Patricia (c)||120||4/4||N||Y||Swing1||01||9P|
|Hold My Hand||120||4/4||N||Y||Foxtrot2||01||9P|
|I Cover The Waterfront||133||4/4||N||Y||OrchBigBand2||03||T2|
|If He Walked Into My Life||89||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|If I Had You||86||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||06||T2|
|If I Knew Then||82||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||07||T2|
|I'll Be Around||82||4/4||N||Y||MidnightSwing||08||9P|
|I'll Be There||130||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|I'm Not At All In Love||180||3/4||N||Y||04||T2|
|Just An Old Fashioned Girl||69||4/4||N||Y||03||T2|
|Man In Moon||148||4/4||N||Y||OrchBigBand1||06||T2|
|Man That Got Away, The||82||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||04||T2|
|Minor Delay (c)||166||4/4||N||Y||AcousticJazz||01||9P|
|Night We Called It A Day, The||82||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||03||9P|
|Oh. Look At Me||150||4/4||N||Y||TapDanceSwing||06||T2|
|Oh Maiden My Maiden||85||4/4||N||Y||6-8Orchestral||04||T2|
|One Night Of Love||96||3/4||N||Y||GuitarSerenade||04||9P|
|Paradise Again (c)||126||4/4||N||Y||OrchestraSwing1||05||T2|
|Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps||117||4/4||N||Y||03||T2|
|Put On Your Sunday Clothes||130||4/4||N||Y||07||T2|
|Rebel In Town||120||4/4||N||Y||04||T2|
|St Therese Of The Roses||86||4/4||N||Y||SlowFox||07||T2|
|There Must Be A Way||77||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed1||04||T2|
|This Heart Of Mine||70||4/4||N||Y||CoolJazzBallad||04||T2|
|This Is My Lovely Day||110||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed1||06||9P|
|Till The End Of Time||86||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||07||T2|
|Time On My Hands||125||4/4||N||Y||03||T2|
|Trumpeter's Prayer, A||110||4/4||N||Y||CubanBolero||06||T2|
|Until The Real Thing Comes Along||86||4/4||N||Y||40sBigBand||03||T2|
|We'll Be Together Again||90||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed1||08||9P|
|We Need A Little Christmas||158||4/4||N||Y||ChristmasSwing||06||T2|
|Why Try To Change Me Now||94||4/4||N||Y||EasyBallad||08||9P|
|Without A Word Of Warning||120||4/4||N||Y||05||T2|
|You And The Night And The Music||91||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|You Don't Know What Love Is||74||4/4||N||Y||07||T2|
|You Make Me Feel So Young||135||4/4||N||Y||08||9P|
|You've Got Your Troubles||142||4/4||N||Y||MediumJazz||03||9P|