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About Gruber

Hi there! My name is Chris (aka Gruber). Thanks for visiting!

I'm a pianist, composer and educator from Toronto, Canada and I make electronic music with Ableton Live, MilkyTracker and Pico-8.

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Other rewards include getting feedback on YOUR music and monthly private lessons on piano, composing, improvisation, playing jazz and classical music. Of course, I’m open to feedback and suggestions for other rewards, please contact me!

What Am I Working on Now?

Pico-8 & Composition Tutorials(approx. 1-2 video tutorials/month) – a “Feedback Series” with a focus on Pico-8 and composition. Patrons can send me their music (Pico-8, MilkyTracker, piano, etc.) and I’ll make 15-20min videos with commentary, feedback, and ways to improve. Higher tiered Patrons have priority!

Pico-8 Music and Covers (approx. 1-2 tune/month)I take requests, post sheet music, Mp3s, and Pico-8 carts. This could be anything from C64 music to Vengaboys. If there aren’t any requests, I try to write short sketches for the community to use in their games.

Jazz Piano Articles (approx. 1500 words/month) – Very dense, descriptive articles about practicing, jazz piano, and improvisation. Topics range from hand independence, understanding physical relationships at the piano, how to practice, and useful exercises. These may eventually turn into a video tutorial series.

Jazz Piano Music (approx. 1-2 tune/month) - an integration of everything I’ve learned about electronic music, sound design, mixing, content producing, and of course, the piano! All patrons will have early access to the YouTube videos. +5$ patrons will also have access to Mp3s, MIDI files, & sheet music.

More About Me:

Thanks again for visiting!

$307.21 of $400 per month
Fun fact: I play the spoons.  It’s a great way to learn rhythm (and impress your friends). If we reach this goal, I’ll produce a tutorial series on how to play the spoons! Topics will include the grip, rhythm, meter, additive rhythms, polyrhythms and composition.
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