You can get additional (higher fidelity)
MP3s from Bill's website
(February, 2010) I’ve always loved music, all kinds of music, as far back as I can remember. I started learning a bit about how to play on a Magnus chord organ and later snuck onto my Dad’s Kimball Swinger organ whenever I could, learning what are now called "evergreens." During my teens, I taught myself to play piano and accordion, two instruments that I still love to this day. Through my 20s and 30s, I was pretty busy raising a family, but I still found time to play when I could, mainly in church and occasionally in a local musical group.
I was in my 40s when Yamaha came out with the PSR-520 and I had one of those for a few years. I enjoyed being my own band and blending different instruments and beats together to change up a song or a sound. When the PSR-730 came out, it was everything I could want in an arranger keyboard (at that time). XGMidi was really taking off and I enjoyed everything the PSR-730 could do. I’ve recorded and subsequently lost quite a bit of music from that time, but a few of those old numbers are still here in my library.
About six months ago, a friend of mine let me borrow his PSR-S700 for almost a week. I fell in love with it – the new styles, the USB, the quality of the voices, so a few of the songs in my library come from that week of experimenting with the S700. But, of course, I wanted one of my own. They are, as of this writing, still somewhat pricey for a guy who is still raising two kids, but I recently stumbled across a really good deal on a PSR-3000 and will soon be adding content to my library from that arranger.
I hope you enjoy my renditions here. Although I like all kinds of music, I most enjoy taking a familiar tune and changing it up so that it grabs our ears all over again. I’m self-taught so please don’t expect technical perfection, but perhaps something I play either brings back a good memory for you or offers you a chord or transition that you haven’t tried before. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my music with the community here and hope my songs will inspire others to play better or to simply sit back and enjoy a tune.
-- Bill McCracken (BillMc)
Update: in 2012, Bill moved up to a PSR-S710.
You can download all of the MIDI songs in this file: MC-73.zip
|If You Could Read My Mine||120||4/4||N||Y||01||73|
|Love Letters In The Sand||72||4/4||N||Y||01||73|
|Me And My Shadow||116||4/4||N||Y||01||73|
|Peg O My Heart||116||4/4||N||Y||01||73|
|Rhythm Of The Rain||116||4/4||N||Y||01||73|
Songs in the Jukebox above are listed alphabetically. The list below is chronological with the most recent songs listed at the top of the list. Click on the song title to download the song.
Cherish (PSR-S710) 8/6/2012
The End Of The World (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
Fields Of Gold (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
Heart O Mine (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
I Will Always Love You (PSR-S710) 8/6/2012
In The Garden (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
Pass It On (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
Reminiscing (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
Rhiannon (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
Rhythm Of The Rain (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
Something (PSR-S710) 8/6/2012
Somewhere In Time (PSR-730) 2/26/2010
You Belong To Me (PSR-730) 2/26/2010