Category «How-to»

Advanced Metronomics

Let’s start with a quick review of Metronomics 101: Plain and simple, practicing with a metronome (or drum machine or “click track” or what-have-you) will make you play better. If you really give it a chance, I think you will be amazed at the results. When the GRÜBS did our first few recording sessions, playing …

Metronomics 101

Sheri has a love-hate relationship with metronomes. “It’s more of a hate-love relationship, really”, she corrects me; “the hate comes first.” She elaborates below … I don’t want to use a metronome because They’re boring. TAP tap tap tap TAP tap tap tap TAP tap tap tap ARE we done yet HOW much lon-ger HOW …

Midwest Uke (and Harmonica) Camp, June 2018

FYI: We were just informed about the June 2018 Midwest Uke and Harmonica Camp, sponsored by Elderly Instruments. (The GRÜBS are not affiliated with this camp; just passing along the info.) The all-inclusive weekend offers a packed slate of workshops, performances, and musical camaraderie. We have assembled a world class staff teaching artists, offering our attendees over …

Summer!

Here are a few things we already know about this summer and fall, with more (we hope!) still to come. Meanwhile, we’re also working on new original songs and arrangements. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in lessons over the summer … even just one! Sunday, May 21: Last meeting (before summer hiatus) …

“Cheat chords” part 2

I’ve been playing a tenor guitar lately (as part of my “day job” as a church musician), and as you may know I re-strung it to play like a ukulele, because I’m a great big cheater who can’t really play guitar. Speaking of which … As I was working through a song this week that …