Category «Music»

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 …

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 …

GRÜBS music – the perfect gift!

For anyone on your “nice” or “naughty” list, ukulele music might be just the thing! Our music is available for purchase … … on CD at Finders Records, from CDBaby.com, and directly from us! … in downloadable digital formats from iTunes, Amazon, Google, and innumerable other fine e-merchants. (We recommend following these direct links if …

“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 …