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Mont Belvie, Texas
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PSR-S950

(February, 2016) My brother and I grew up in a humble home in south eastern Texas.  Our home was frequently filled with southern gospel, country, and pop tunes on our mother's radio programs during the day and our father's evening practice sessions as he prepared for weekend performances as the lead or rhythm guitarist for local bands.  When we were in the late teen years, we became interested in playing guitar and bass guitar for our church choir.

After completing  college, I embarked on a career as a secondary mathematics teacher for the state of Texas.  At about this same time, I met and married my soul mate who was, incidentally, an outstanding and accomplished pianist.  We soon purchased a used piano in order to develop arrangements for the music that we  used in church services.  Since we both played mostly by ear using lead sheets and charts that we developed, we spent many wonderful and happy hours playing with the other church musicians.  Occasionally, I would try my hand at the piano keyboard when no one was listening.

Upon my father's retirement in 1985, he relocated to central Texas and shortly thereafter purchased a Yamaha PSR 6300 Portatone.  When my brother or I visited him, we were duly impressed by the "one-man-band" capabilities the instrument offered.  Then, in the late 1990's, I acquired a PSR 510 keyboard.  I was amazed at the advancements that Yamaha had made over the previous decade.  I used this instrument and headphones to learn how to play my favorite songs and for relaxation.

In 2010, I retired from teaching after a career that spanned 41 years.   In the fall of that year I purchased a Yamaha PSR-S710.  I spent about a year experimenting with the impressive array of realistic voices and accompaniment styles onboard.  While I learned about the performance and recording capabilities the instrument afforded, I found the PSR Tutorial website and downloaded some style files.  After I recorded and listened to a few songs that I had burned to a CD, I was hooked.  I then set about creating CD's containing my renditions of pop and southern gospel songs that I liked to listen to and sharing them with friends and family members.

 In the fall of 2014, I acquired a Yamaha PSR-S950 and am currently learning how to play and record with it.  I appreciate and enjoy many musical genres, but my favorites remain: southern gospel, country, R & B, boogie, pop, soft rock, swing, and jazz. I continue to strive to master arranging, improvisation, the nuances of mixing, the use of multipads, and step-recording.

 

Richard's MP3 Song Index - PSR-S950 (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below includes all of Richard's songs arranged alphabetically by song title and keyboard. Click on the song title to listen to and/or download the song.

PSR-S950

PSR-S770

70's Soul Blues Shfl

Ain't Misbehaving

Almost Like a Song

Always Something

Always Something 2

America The Beautiful

Any Day Now

As Close As The Mention

Bless The Lord Oh My Soul

Blessed Assurance

Bread Upon The Water

Brown Eyes Blue

Call Me

Can You Read My Mind

CandyMan Can

Chanson D'Amor

City of New Orleans

A Closer Walk

Crazy

Don't Worry Baby

Faith Medley

Faith Medley 01

Family Bible

God Only Knows

He's Been Faithful

He's Been So Good To Me

Hello Mary Lou

A Hill Called Mt Calvary

Holy Ground

How Long Has This Been Goin On

I Believe In You

I Cried Holy

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

I'm So In Love With You

Isn't She Lovely

Kokomo

A Last Waltz

Laughter In The Rain

Let It Be Me

The Lord's Prayer

L-O-V-E

Love, Look What You've Done To Me

Love Look What You've Done To Me v2

Make Me An Instrument

Mama Tried

A Meeting In The Air

Misty

Morning Sun

The Most Beautiful Girl

My Eyes Adored You

New York New York

Perfect Peace

Praise The Lord

Proud Mary

Rainbow Connection

Rainy Night In Georgia

Right or Wrong

Rise Again

Shangri La

So Rare

Sweet Hour Of Prayer

There'll Never Be Another You

Through It All

Time In A Bottle

True Grit

The Way You Look Tonight

We Are Here To Worship You

What A Friend

Where Is The Love

Wonderful, Wonderful

You Don't Know Me

You Make It Rain For Me

Y'Mama Don't Dance

Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher