(July, 2002) My name is Jaap Poetsma, I'm almost 41 (I know, on the picture it looks as if I'm at least ten years younger...). I live in a nice small town, Haslett in the Netherlands, with my beloved wife and one cat. I'm happy to contribute to this wonderful website that Joe made for the Yamaha PSR 2000.
Musical Background. As a kid, I had organ lessons for some years. What I remember from those years is boring music, no fun and no freedom to express musical creativity. Many years later, in 1989, I bought my first keyboard, a Casio. Soon after that my first synthesizers came, starting with a Yamaha SY 22 and after that the still famous Korg M1. In the 90's I also had some good and high-end keyboards, but the biggest fun came when I bought the PSR 740. This instruments was so stimulating to make music that I made several original songs with it. Soon after buying the PSR 740, I joined the Yamaha-PSR-Songs group and, till this day, I enjoy being a member of this group of enthousiastic musicians.
Well, then the PSR-2000 came. I noticed that it had many more features than the 740, like an advanced mixer and sequencer. So I stepped over to the 2000. Till now I enjoy this wonderful machine. Like the 740, it stimulates me to make music every time.
In the past I played for many years on pipe organs. Real pipe organs and digital ones. Also in the past, I have played in two bands. One of them was a contemporary band that played Irish and Scottish music. This was fantastic. I think it is here where my love for this kind of music was born. In the songs below, you can hear quite some songs that have these influences. For the last years, I just play at home. And I love it. I have a very nice setup with instruments from Yamaha, Korg, and Roland. But my favorite is, without doubt, the PSR-2000.
What I like most is to make my own melodies or songs. I hardly play songs that already have been made. Just push some buttons and starting to play whatever comes up is always exciting. Some of my songs that you find on this website, use voices that only the 2000 (and 9000) have. So, if you play them in another keyboard, it will sound different and probably not so good. Songs made on the 740 had a remix on the 2000 because some volume settings had to be changed. I hope you enjoy the songs. Comments are welcome, you can send them to: email@example.com
If you are going to buy a PSR-2000 or have one: congretulations!
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Jaap's MIDI Songs
Jaap provided 60 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-2000 (2k) or PSR-740 (74). 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). Click on this link to download Jaap's 60 MIDI files: JP-2k.zip.
|All Through The Night||80||4/4||N||Y||LoveSong||01||2k|
|Back From The Fifties (c)||68||4/4||N||Y||6-8SlowRock2||05||2k|
|Birthday Midizmile (c)||148||4/4||N||Y||Ragtime||06||2k|
|Dutch Scotch (c)||105||4/4||N||Y||01||2k|
|Eine Kleine Nachtmusik||148||4/4||N||N||04||2k|
|Ep Fantasie (c)||148||4/4||N||N||04||2k|
|Evening Prayer (c)||120||4/4||N||N||05||2k|
|First Song 2000 (c)||64||4/4||N||Y||8Beat1||01||2k|
|Geen Wiegje Als Rustplaats||135||4/4||N||N||04||2k|
|Godfather 4 (c)||115||3/4||N||Y||GuitarSerenade||01||2k|
|Grand Days (c)||75||4/4||N||Y||03||2k|
|Green Fields Of Hasselt (c), The||104||4/4||N||N||8Beat1||01||2k|
|Hoor De Wind Waait||80||3/4||N||N||04||2k|
|Little Prayer (c)||50||4/4||N||N||05||2k|
|Love Me Tender||60||3/4||N||N||SlowWaltz1||03||2k|
|Marching Song (c)||80||4/4||N||Y||USMarch||05||2k|
|Melody For The Heart (c)||60||4/4||N||N||8Beat1||01||2k|
|Melody In D (c)||52||4/4||N||N||05||74|
|Mystery Song (c)||100||4/4||N||Y||ScottishReel||04||2k|
|Mystery Song Again (c)||80||4/4||N||Y||ScottishReel||05||2k|
|Nts Dance (c)||123||4/4||N||Y||Clubdance||03||2k|
|Playing Accordo's (c)||142||4/4||N||Y||05||74|
|Playing Scales (c)||120||4/4||N||Y||60sGuitarPop||06||2k|
|Polka Japie (c)||85||4/4||N||Y||OberPolka||02||2k|
|Sad Melody (c)||158||4/4||N||N||HeartBeat||06||2k|
|Scottish Moods (c)||85||3/4||N||Y||ChristmasWaltz||06||2k|
|Singing Flute (c)||75||4/4||N||Y||LoveSong||02||2k|
|Singing Small Accordeon (c)||70||4/4||N||Y||8BeatSoft||02||2k|
|Small Etude For Guitar 1 (c)||65||4/4||N||N||05||2k|
|Small Etude For Guitar 2 (c)||65||4/4||N||N||06||2k|
|Song For Eva (c)||110||4/4||N||Y||06||2k|
|Song For Guitar (c)||104||4/4||N||N||8Beat1||02||2k|
|Stewpot Cowboy (c)||100||4/4||N||N||8Beat1||03||2k|
|Still Green Are The Fields Of Hasselt (c)||68||4/4||N||N||8Beat1||01||2k|
|Town I Loved So Well, The||90||4/4||N||N||HeartBeat||02||2k|
|Walzing Piano (c)||94||3/4||N||Y||OrchWaltz||06||2k|
|We Come In Peace (c)||148||4/4||N||N||04||2k|
|William's Seven (c)||90||4/4||N||N||06||2k|