The home page, shown at the right, provides an introduction to the web site and describes the major sections of the site. (Click on that image to see a larger version of the home page.) There is a top-level menu where the Songs section is highlighted to indicate that this USB is all about Songs. The other top-level links will take you to the main PSR Tutorial web site. The secondary set of menu buttons, shown below, are used to navigate between the various sections of the Songs collection.
Click on any of the tabs above to see a screen shot, which you can click on to enlarge, and a brief description of the material available in each section.
There were 40 PSR Performers who contributed non-holiday songs last year. The Performers section includes a page for each of the performers complete with a jukebox that plays all of the performer's 2011 songs. This page also provides a short bio and a picture of the performer.
There is a complete alphabetical index to all of the performer's songs with links to the main PSR Tutorial forum discussion where the song was introduced. Two Next and Previous tab buttons allow you to step through each performer or you can use the performer name list on the left to jump to a particular performer's page.
Note that all of the MP3s on the USB have been "normalized" to a common sound level so that you do not hear extremely loud or soft versions of the songs when they are played back through the jukeboxes.
If you are interested in finding a particular MP3, you can use the MP3 Index pages where all the MP3s on the drive are listed alphabetically. The listing shows the performer who played the song and the keyboard that was used.
On the USB drive, MP3s are stored in performer folders so the name of the performer will help you identify where that songs is stored on the drive.
The MIDI files are all stored in performer sub-folders within the "S" folder on the USB drive. Where a performer has quite a few files performed on different keyboards, the sub folder name will include the keyboard. For example, "AG-910" holds the MIDI files from Alex Green performed on the PSR-S910.
The alphabetical index can be used to find individual songs. The table shows the song title, the tempo, time signature, whether the midi file includes lyrics and chords, the performer and, if known, the style used. MIDI files were introduced in volumes of 10 files each and the table also shows the original volume number.
If your keyboard is connected to your computer, you may be able to click on a song title and hear it played on your keyboard. The MIDI files can also be directly loaded into your keyboard if the USB drive is inserted into your keyboard.
The 2011 Christmas Jukebox, with 110 songs, is available under the Christmas tab. The songs play randomly with the complete alphabetical listing provided below. The alphabetical listing shows the performer and the keyboard used. In some cases, the performer's name will link to a PSR Tutorial forum discussion where that song was introduced.
All of these Christmas songs are found in the "xmas11_files" folder and are not duplicated in individual performer folders. Similarly, the jukeboxes on the Performer pages do not include any Christmas songs from that performer.
This section provides an entirely new concept, perhaps one that would be useful on the main site. The PSR Performer songs added in 2011 came primarily from 7 Yamaha keyboards. In this section, you can listen to the songs created on individual keyboards. There are seven keyboards included: Tyros 4, Tyros3, Tyros2, PSR-S910, PSR-S900, PSR-3000, and PSR-2100/2000. Each keyboard page shows a clear picture of that keyboard and has a jukebox that plays the songs performed on that keyboard. The songs play randomly, but you can change that option.
The page also includes the original Yamaha press release that announced that model keyboard. This section may be of interest to those considering an upgrade or even for new users who are considering buying a used Yamaha keyboard.