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Hi everyone!
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:15:53 AM »
Hi there,

My name is Andrew. I am a 38 year old from the UK.
I originally was self taught on keyboards as a teenager.
I had a Technics KN1000 in the 90s. It was great fun and taught me a lot about band parts and also programming. This led me to studying music (mostly theory and composition). I drifted off the keyboard route mostly to play with synths and using VSTS in computers.
Recently I have become quite interested in obtaining a good keyboard to bring some quick fun into my playing I guess.

For the past year I've also been taking piano lessons and I'm scheduled to go for my Grade 4 exam soon.

I've bought Yamaha gear for the last 20 years or so. I own a MU-100R sound module (has the soldering problem unfortunately so many sounds are broken) a S80 (still good keybed compared to modern weighted synths but noisy for sure) and a U1 upright piano (one of the best pianos I've played, comparable to budget to medium grands from what I've heard/felt).

I've been lurking around here for the last few weeks and thought I should signup to join in the convo about Tyros and/or Genos.
Forums are still great I reckon and far less argumentative online places than modern social media. Partly because of the common interest(s) I guess.

Currently on the fence whether to go for a second hand Tyros 5 or wait a bit for a new Genos. The S970 looks great too but I think I'd like something a bit more pro along with the 76 keys the former options seem to offer.
The topics, debates and info are a superb resource for me it seems so far.

Enough about me....
I hope to catch you all in the topics and have a great time discussing things.


Online Roger Brenizer

Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 01:08:47 PM »
Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the forum and thank you for becoming a member.  You have a very interesting background and I'm sure that whatever your final choice in instruments is, you'll soon be right at home with the keyboard.

You'll want to be sure to visit the Home page and check out some of the tutorials you will find links to there.  This link will take you to the Home page of the website:

Should you later decide to become a supporting member, which will include lifetime membership, other forum boards will become available to you, as well as a wealth of additional musical knowledge; however, there is absolutely no obligation to do so.  You may also use the following link to discover the full benefit of becoming a Supporting Member of the PSR Tutorial.,15536.0.html

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.

In lieu of making a donation only, you may also order any of the websites resources, which can be found at the following link:

Joe Waters updated “Supporting the PSR Tutorial”, on August 27, 2017, which can be found here:

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 that are always very willing to help you.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 05:54:53 PM by Roger Brenizer »
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Offline ekurburski

Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 05:17:17 PM »
Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the forum.  I think you will find some very friendly folks here and a lot of help.

PSR740, PSR3000, tx7, mt32, mirage, ProTiools 10,11 Sonar,  Reaper, BIAB2018 an a 4' stack of computer Music mags

Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 04:48:26 AM »
Many thanks Roger & Earl.
Great advice Roger. I didn't know there was so much stuff on the site indeed including available styles etc. I will definitely be supporting the site during my upcoming Yamaha keyboard journey. Thank you.

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 01:57:52 PM »
Welcome Andrew !