Category «Arranging»

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 …

“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 …