(July, 2010) I was born in December, four days after Christmas, and for the first couple of years this was my story when the teacher asked! And after all these years, I often forget my birthday so maybe this is still not a bad answer. For most of my school years we moved around the Maritimes. Then I got married in 1962 and moved across Canada but never back to the Maritimes, darn it. Ah well, tis life and romance. We have two children and four grandchildren.

The one constant in my life, besides my hubby, has been my love of music. Being self taught, it has its ups and downs. Traveling around the country, I taught all elementary grades 1 through 7 and often was called on to teach music appreciation as a subject, which was a challenge, especially with grade 7 children, but I loved it. Returning to University, as a mature student, in the 1970’s, I became involved with adult learning and eventually became national President for part-time students. In those days, the concept of a lifetime of learning was a new idea. As a fund raiser at our local university, we had a week of a tea garden for a number of years and, with no music, I provided it will my little Kimbal. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was unimaginable then the changes in technology we have today with a machine like the PSR-S910. Eventually, I completed my degree and continue that life time of learning today with my Yamaha.

For a short while in Vancouver, I taught organ in a Gulbransen store. I really enjoyed seeing the adults learn to play and my teaching helped me purchase my Gulbransen. After a few more moves, we landed back to Manitoba and have settled down here because both our children live in Winnipeg. Tack on a few more years and arthritis has taken hold with a vengeance, so I moved to Yamahas as I can no longer play the pedals. And here I am enjoying chatting with so many folks that obviously love music as much as I do. My hat goes out to Joe for providing a place for us to meet.

This first set of midis is simply melodies I really love. For me, melody is everything. Add some harmony and it can’t be beat.


Cynthia's MIDI Songs

MIDI Songs Cynthia provided 20 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-S910. 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:

Cynthia's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Always 74 3/4 N Y 01 91
Aren't You Glad You're You 100 4/4 N Y 02 91
Brasilia 151 4/4 N Y GuitarRumba 02 91
Chum Song 33 4/4 N Y 01 91
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me 82 4/4 N Y MidnightSwing 02 91
Hawaiian Medley 119 4/4 N Y 01 91
House Of The Rising Sun 53 4/4 N Y BlueberryBlues 01 91
How Come You Do Me 120 4/4 N Y 8Beat 02 91
If I Had My Life To Live Over Again 98 3/4 N Y 02 91
I'll Follow The Sun 125 4/4 N Y 02 91
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 82 4/4 N Y MidnightSwing 02 91
Kalinka 74 4/4 N Y Sirtaki 01 91
Let There Be Peace On Earth 61 3/4 N Y GospelSisters 01 91
Little Ole Wine Drinker Me 86 4/4 N Y 02 91
Midnight Cowboy 45 4/4 N Y CountryBrothers 01 91
Sentimental Journey 20 4/4 N Y 01 91
Sunrise, Sunset 29 3/4 N Y 01 91
Take Me Home Country Road 102 4/4 N Y CountryHits 01 91
Where Is Love 100 4/4 N Y Cool8Beat 02 91
Yesterday 104 4/4 N Y 02 91