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Offline Laurie81

Hi Everyone
« on: September 12, 2017, 06:59:15 AM »
I 'm an 81 year old male and lives in Bedford UK.
I play any piece of music that has a nice melody and harmonies. Not necessarily just the 'oldies'
I have been an organ / keyboard fanatic from the age of 12. In the early days it was a really old harmonium which you had to pedal very fast as there was a leak in the bellows.
Thankfully times have changed over the years. My latest collection consists of a Yamaha Tyros5-76, an HX1, a PSR7000, a Technics KN2000 and a Korg MicroArranger. Any of these can be connected by midi through a series of switch boxes.
I have a sheet music collection of around 2000 scores and most of them are now stored on a 20" HP Rove tablet using the ' Power Music Pro ' program.This gives about an A4 size sheet with 2 pages per screen. Page turning is done by touch screen or foot switch.
I can also select any one of three amplifiers. These consist of a Yamaha TRS-MS05, a pair of Proel 12HBA powered speakers and, my favourite, a pair of Quad 11 valve amplifiers.
Kind regards to fellow members

Offline Toril S

Re: Hi Everyone
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 07:10:01 AM »
Hello, Laurie81, and welcome to this wonderful forum.
A nickname for harmonium here in Norway is Psalm Bicycles, because you had to "cycle" with your feet rather rapidly to get enough air. I saw one yesterday in a store, and wished I had room for it at home, but, alas, I have not :) I look forward to hearing your music. Please post :) I am an amateur musician who plays a PSR 2100. Upgrading to a newer model soon. Best regards :)
Toril S

PSR S970, PSR 2100 and PSR-47.

Toril's PSR Performer Page

Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: Hi Everyone
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 01:22:53 PM »
Hi Laurie,

Welcome to the forum and thank you for becoming a member.  You have a most interesting musical biography.  I enjoyed reading about your interests and the instruments you use to produce your music.

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You’ll also gain access to an Excel Song Index database, made available to supporting members by our good friend Peter (XeeniX), which presently contains 41,000+ song titles in 670 indexed books.  This index is updated often.

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We're so glad you've decided to become a member and very happy you've decided to become a part of this great forum family.  If you have any questions, then please just ask.  There are many members here who are always willing and eager to help you.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 06:12:50 PM by Roger Brenizer »
"Music Is My Life"
My best regards,

(The older I get...the better I used to be...LOL!!!)
Roger’s PSR Performer Page

Offline Linda K

Re: Hi Everyone
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 01:17:14 AM »
Welcome Laurie ;D ;D



Re: Hi Everyone
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 02:32:34 AM »
Welcome Laurie,

You have a very intetesting musical background and will find many interesting topics and post here.

The guys and gals are fantastic and all are so very helpful.

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Offline Ben46

Re: Hi Everyone
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 02:38:41 AM »
Hi Laurie,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for your detailed introduction.
I wish you a nice time here

Please visit my website.