I am very sorry to report that Frank passed away on April 27, 2018 at age 74.
-- Joe Waters

(August, 2006) My wife of 43 years, Tessie, and I reside near Oroville, Ca. We have three children, two sons in the Columbus, Ohio area, and a daughter who lives in San Francisco, and 10 grandkids, all in Ohio -- much to their Grandmother’s disdain. I spent seven years in the Air Force in the early sixties and then worked for several AeroSpace companies before joining Dow Chemical. I retired from Dow as a senior programmer with an electronics/hardware background in 1995 at age 51. Since then, I have totally remodeled two houses and built a new home for Tessie and myself.

Musical Background: My known memory was around music with his parents. Mother was an accomplished pianist and singer who played piano and organs for many years at the local churches. Father was a talented, self-taught musician playing keyboards and many other instruments. My earliest music training was a few months on Hammond organ in the mid-50’s. I played drums for street marching and clarinet in high school, but I never really applied myself. In the early years of marriage, I had a Lowry organ and then a Hammond 526c. My love of music was enhanced in the 80’s with the inception of midi. I do like to play music, but I also find the tinkering, learning and putting together hardware/software and music creation to be great sport. After I retired, the keyboards were in mothballs for better than 10 years. After moving into out new home in April 2005, I brought out the keyboards, along with a newer DGX-200. Discovering PSR styles and One Man Band (OMB) gave me new impetus to make music using someone else’s talented style creations.

I joined the PSRTutorial group in Sept 2005 and its been a wonderful journey ever since. I put together enough moola to purchase a PSR3000 in April 2006 and discovered two unknown abilities, poetry (triggered by Dennis), which a lot of you have suffered through, and song composing/writing.

This is the first forum I’ve joined in 15 or so years on the net. I was so impressed with the quality, the availability of songs/styles, and the overall feel of this website. This last year has been one of the most pleasurable periods of time in my life as I’ve talked with a lot of you. Your help, guidance, and advice has helped me Leapfrog way ahead. Again, we all owe a great deal to Mr. Joe Waters, who’s spent countless hours building and maintaining his Creation the "PSRTutorial."

Frank's MIDI Songs

midi Frank provided 50 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-3000. 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 Frank's 50 MIDI songs here:

Frank's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Adobo 124 4/4 N Y CountrySwing1 03 3k
Alps Waltz 71 4/4 N Y 6-8SchlagerBld 02 3k
Around This Home 80 4/4 N Y 03 3k
Back From There 100 4/4 N Y Cool8Beat 03 3k
Biergarten 115 4/4 N Y SchlagerPop 01 3k
Blue Tears (c) 80 4/4 N Y CntrySing-a-Long 04 3k
Break Me 66 4/4 N Y ModCntryBld1 03 3k
Breeze (c) 94 4/4 N Y 04 3k
Celtic Wave (c) 110 4/4 N Y 04 3k
Chasing Me (c) 130 4/4 N Y 04 3k
Come Away With Me 120 3/4 N N 03 3k
Come Dancing With Me (c) 95 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 04 3k
Delightful 106 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 01 3k
Doodley Do (c) 108 4/4 N Y SlowFox 04 3k
Drifting (c) 85 4/4 N Y 04 3k
Fairy Dance 124 4/4 N Y DiscoFox 02 3k
Feeling Lucky 184 4/4 N Y CntrySing-a-Long 02 3k
Follow Him Along (c) 75 4/4 N Y WorshipSlow 04 3k
Forboding 64 4/4 N Y Slow&Easy 01 3k
Frank Ys Polka 116 4/4 N Y PartyPolka 02 3k
Get There Again (c) 112 4/4 N Y 04 3k
Git Along Slide (c) 180 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Good Old Elijah (c) 118 4/4 N Y NewCountry 04 3k
Got It 118 4/4 N Y Bebop 03 3k
Graceful Breeze (c) 77 4/4 N Y PopBallad 05 3k
Happy Flow 100 4/4 N Y Cool8Beat 01 3k
Happy Sad (c) 120 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Happy Stroll (c) 119 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Hay Cowboy 130 4/4 N N CountrySwing1 03 3k
Here N There (c) 100 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Hold Me Near 75 4/4 N Y EPBallad 01 3k
I'm Beside You 80 4/4 N Y GuitarBallad 01 3k
I'm Tired Tonight 66 4/4 N Y ModCntryBld1 02 3k
I Will Follow 140 4/4 N Y Unplugged1 03 3k
Lazy Sombrero 92 4/4 N Y GuitarBallad 01 3k
Lederhausen 165 3/4 N Y ScandWaltz 02 3k
Lee Loo (c) 128 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Let's Say I Love You 100 4/4 Y Y Cool8Beat 03 3k
Lonely Road (c) 89 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Long Dusty Road 92 4/4 N Y GuitarBallad 02 3k
Long Hard Day (c) 109 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Lovely (c) 100 3/4 N Y GuitarSerenade 05 3k
Magnificent (c) 80 4/4 N Y 05 3k
Ragtime Strut 128 4/4 N Y Showtune 01 3k
Smooth Walk 94 4/4 N Y Groundbeat 02 3k
Time With Me Darlin 130 4/4 N N EasyListening 03 3k
Today 64 4/4 N Y Slow&Easy 01 3k
Walk With Me 68 4/4 N Y GuitarBallad 02 3k
Way Out There 80 4/4 N N Chillout 02 3k
Why Are We Here 94 4/4 N Y Groundbeat 01 3k