Monthly archives: February, 2018

Easy Peasy (part 2) … but theoretically complex

It’s surprisingly easy to play complex harmonies on a ukulele, in many cases because the first and fourth strings (A and G) are only one tone apart. One of my earliest posts here on the GRÜBS blog, about the process of writing “Sweet Rebecca”, alluded to this. The chords in that song are all jazzy ones with complex …

Easy Peasy (part 1)

Believe it or not, the best way to do something is sometimes the easiest way. If you play your instrument the “easy” way (by which I mean without unnecessary effort), you’ll play better, sound better, and end up having more fun. And then you’ll be motivated to practice more, and your playing will get even …