When I play the OASYS my usual approach is to try out a few presets briefly until I find one that suits my mood of the moment. But sometimes, I pick a preset at random and stick with it even if the preset doesn't suit my mood. Whatever method I use to choose a preset, I start improvising my playing to find a way of playing it that I like at that moment. I very rarely (only at Christmas when I play Silent Night) play formal music from sheet music. I did all that for seven years in my childhood with the annual Australian Music Examinations Board exams with Professor Bishop from the Adelaide University Elder Conservatorium of Music, as the examiner. There's a link there from my childhood to where I spent 43 years of my life at Elders/Fosters. Elders was the sponsor of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and had an annual scholarship for study in the UK, which I used to look after when I worked in Elders-GM Secretarial in Adelaide (1967-1981).

The 4 mins 23 secs recording I made for this page was improvised and recorded in one take.

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The Korg OASYS