Back To The Future: As always I'm in practice mode trying to perfect my
OMB list of songs and working on adding several more slow dance songs. My
current study centers around a learning book titled The Joy of Improv by
jazz pianist Dave Frank. Also I am doing online lessons at Piano With Wille.com.
Wille has hundreds of video based music lessons for piano/keyboard.
January 2014: I upgraded my DAW hardware and
upgraded my computer to Windows 8.1.
December 2013: I finally got it together to lay out a set of about 30 old
50's,60',70's and 80's songs I like to play. I've created a Repertoire
page listing them. Each song has a Performance set up for it on the Yamaha
S90XS. In a Performance you select the backing drum and bass beats along
with a guitar rhythm and of course the main lead electronic keyboard voice.
Of course creating Performances is way more complicated than just randomly
selecting among the six thousand some choices of backing arpeggios that
are available. To save others time and effort I'm now offering for sale
my .x2a ALL file. With that file another S90/S70XS owner can copy one or
all the Performances I have created onto their boards. See the OMB
page for information on how to get my .x2a file. .
November 2013: I sold some old gear and used that money to purchase some
small but powerful active PA speakers.
Also I picked up a used Yamaha S70XS keyboard, Roland FC300 foot pedal and
keyboard case for the S70XS. This will be my road OMB (one man band) rig!
August 2013: I happy to announce I've released my third CD titled "Disturb
the Peace". The instrument tracks were all produced using voices and
arpeggios on the Yamaha S90XS keyboard. The S90XS I purchased just two months
early in June 2013 at Sweetwater Gear Fest. Visit my CD
page for more information.
name is Scott Haas and my one man band solo act is named Boogie Beau. I'm
located in the small village of Monclova located on the outskirts of the
big city of Toledo Ohio USA. I'm still in practice mode so I can't be hired
just yet. My back ground is computers where I did a thirty year career run
at a local university maintaining UNIX systems. After retirement I started
playing keyboard at the ripe old age of 58 with no prior music experience
to sing of. With just one year under my belt I cut my first experimental
CD and then a second CD with about two years playing experience. The second
CD of course sounded much better but still pretty mechanical. My third CD
titled "Disturb The Peace" I released in August 2013.. Now at
age 62 I'm still a piano playing rookie and enjoying learning and working
with music software and modern electronic music gear. Keyboard players like
to boast about their rigs (keyboard gear) and thus I have a separate gear
page for that purpose.