Tyros5, Tyros2

My Musical Journey

(November, 2010) I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I have been married to Margaret for 31 years. My two sons are grown up and I have two grandchildren. Born in '54 so I am 56 now (Classic going on Vintage). Grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. My day job is to sell software for IBM. I have been with them for 11 years now. Before that I was a partner in a business that developed business software.

My performing name - Jimmy Gee; Permanent gig at my home studio. Never take my Tyros 2 anywhere else.

I Learned to play the acoustic guitar in my teens. Played electric bass in a band in my twenties. Sold all my equipment when I was 30 -- my first son arrived and we needed the money. Sometime in the late 80's, my business partner left a very small battery operated 1-octave Casio toy at my home. It had 12 styles and 6 voices, one month later he came back and took it. The next week I went and bought a Yamaha (6100 - I think). Since then I have had a string of keyboards. I was a Roland fan for a while and then went from Roland E86 to Yamaha Tyros 2, and everything changed. I hope to get a T4 soon, but will need to sell a lot of software to buy it. I also play guitar, I have an electric (Ibanez) and an acoustic.

I tend to play Jazz on the keyboard - traditional and fusion. Guitar tends to be Blues and Light Jazz with the keyboard providing the backing tracks.

Note: in 2015, James moved up to a Tyros5.

James' MIDI Song Index

midiJames has provided 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the Tyros2 (T2). Individual songs are shown in the table below and any one song can be downloaded by right-clicking on the song link. You can download all of James' MIDI songs here: JG-T2.zip. 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)

Title T TS L C Style V K
Beat Goes On 148 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 01 T2
Be Bop 215 4/4 N Y 01 T2
But Is It Blues 94 4/4 N Y 01 T2
Complicated 93 4/4 N Y 01 T2
Galactic Peace 109 4/4 N Y 01 T2
Ice Age 100 4/4 N Y 01 T2
Lazer 160 4/4 N Y 01 T2
My Funny Valentine 125 4/4 N Y AcousticJazz 01 T2
Organ Groove 175 4/4 N Y 01 T2
Summertime 120 4/4 N Y 01 T2