(October, 2010) My name is Richard Herzog. I was born in Adrian, Michigan in 1927. I retired in 1984 from the Monroe, Michigan fire department after 29 years of service. For the past 26 years I have lived with my wife Lisa in Port Charlotte, Florida. At the age of 83, I still very much enjoy playing my Yamaha PSR1500 keyboard for seniors at retirement and assisted living homes here in Florida.

I began my interest in music when I was five years old when my father bought me a harmonica and taught me how to play. Then, at age 10, my mother thought i should learn to play the trumpet (her favorite instrument). A few group lessons at a local music store and that was the end of that. However, In later years, I learned to play the trumpet well enough to play it on gigs.

My next venture into music was shortly after I got married when I started playing the Ukulele and then upgraded to the guitar. A few years after that, I bought my first keyboard instrument, a very small organ with built-in accompaniment. After a couple of organ upgrades, I ended up with a nice Conn organ all the while playing many gigs with the guitar in a small combo.

After retiring and moving to Florida, I played guitar with different groups for the next 25 years. I purchased a Rolands digital piano and then, 5 years ago, I bought the Yamaha PSR1500 and have been gigging with it ever since.

I don't play the guitar much anymore since I always played with small groups but now they seem to be a dying breed. I just began recording some midis on the keyboard and the results are below.

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MIDI Songs

midi Richard provided 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-1500. 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 Richard's 10 MIDI songs here:

Richard's MIDI songs
Title T TS L C Style V K
Desafinado 114 4/4 N Y SlowBossa 01 15
Femena 110 4/4 N Y Cumbia 01 15
Granada Trumpets 190 4/4 N Y GuitarRumba 01 15
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 86 4/4 N Y 01 15
Misty 70 4/4 N Y EasyListening 01 15
Penthouse Serenade 100 4/4 N Y 01 15
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 60 4/4 N Y EasyBallad 01 15
Stardust 72 4/4 N Y EasyListening 01 15
Twilight Time 76 4/4 N Y OrganSwing 01 15
Wave 106 4/4 N Y SlowBossa 01 15