Musical Background. (March 2006) Hi, I'm Chuck Hunt. I was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1949 and raised in one of the suburbs of Cleveland. I started piano lessons when I was seven and took them for six years. Then, my father purchased a Hammond Organ. I continued taking piano and organ lessons for another six years. I then went off to College, but played very little through my college years.
I was married in 1971 and still played very little music until 1975 when I moved to Zanesville, Ohio. At that time, I started working for a local music store, which sold a whole line of musical instruments. I started playing the organ for some parties and local restaurants. In 1980, I joined a five-piece dance band that played Big Band music and many of the hits from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
I left the band in 1995 and started playing solo gigs in the area with a Yamaha HX-1 organ I purchased in 1987. In the late 90's, I purchased a Yamaha PSR-5700. Then, in 2004, I purchased a Yamaha 9000PRO. At the music store, I had a new Tyros and a 9000PRO sitting side by side and I chose the 9000PRO over the Tyros. I felt the 9000PRO was a superior machine. Why? I felt the Mega voices on the Tyros were not very user friendly and the 9000PRO had 76 keys. I could play it more like a piano when I wanted and I still pretty much had all the same styles. Plus, I liked the little lights that I could plug in and see my music with.
I am no longer working at a music store but I still play on the average of about six or seven times a month for various functions. I do have a steady one-night-a-week gig at a local restaurant that is a pleasure for me to play at. I really enjoy playing the keyboard. About three years ago, I built a garage behind my home. I put a vaulted roof on it and put a music studio in the upstairs of the garage where I also give keyboard lessons. I now have five keyboards in my studio (the Yamaha HX-1, 9000PRO, PSR-2100, and DGX-500) and in my home I have an older Hammond console organ. I started playing music when I was 7. I just turned 57 so that makes 50 years of playing!
I hope you enjoy my music.
Update: in January, 2009, Chuck moved up to a Tyros2.
Chuck's MIDI Songs
Chuck provided 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the 9000Pro. 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 the MIDI songs in this file: CH-9P.zip.
|Feel Like Makin' Love||103||4/4||N||Y||RumbaFlamenca||01||9P|
|Way We Were||83||4/4||N||Y||Cool8Beat||01||9P|
|What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life||85||4/4||N||Y||LoungePiano||01||9P|