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Hey UUers!

It's the first of May and that can mean only one thing - (May Fools? nope!) a brand new episode of Uke Lessons! This time it's "1234" by the Plain White T's - chickity, check it out!!

There have been a few threads about this song in the Forum, and tons of UUers who are Plain White Ts fans, so we decided to make this one official. Watch the lesson, give it a go, and drop us a line and let us know what you think!

Our April 2009 Ukulele Give-Away "All Things Reggae" Contest is now closed and it's time for the judging to begin. There were more than 150 videos submitted and it might take some time to distill and deliberate, but we'll be sure to announce the winner as soon as we find out! Who will be victorious? Check back here to find out!

Hope that May brings you great weather for some outdoor uke shreddage - be sure to strum loud and ring in the Spring!

-UU Staff


  1. Thanks for the lesson! I’m so glad my friend showed me this website. I just bought my first ukulele today, its my first time playing one as well. I’m doing pretty good with this song!
    Your play-along video was helpful, but I was wondering if you have sheet music somewhere. It’d be nice to be able to look at some sheet music instead of rewinding and pausing your play-along.

  2. My problem right now is that my fingers are tiny and its really difficult to play an E chord, luckily this song doesnt have an E chord CX but gives you hell does :/

  3. hey great job man the only thing is the strumming for some reason i cant get it down. anyway your amazing keep up the good work

  4. Thanks heaps for the lesson! You’re amazing dude! You should make CDs and sell them!! I just keep comin’ back to your site.

  5. thnx soo much for this lesson

    this was one of the songs that i always wanted to try play on the ukelele

    again thnx a lot bro

  6. I was wondering if you could cover Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson.
    I have been trying to figure it out for a long time and I haven’t gotten it yet. I figured if I’m gonna ask fo rhelp with it I should ask Aldrine since I’ve learned a lot of my uke skills from him!

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