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Hey all you awesome people of the Underground!

It's the first of the month
(Happy February to you), and that means a brand new episode of Uke Lessons! We're breaking it down with an ukulele instrumental version of Carlos Santana's, Europa. It's quick, it's dirty, it's even got a space for you to improv your very own solo in D minor. Scha-weet! It's been awhile since the last time we did an instrumental piece, so try it out and let us know what you think.

February is also the official month of the Ukulele Underground Award Show ("The Undies!"), where we celebrate your favorite ukulele videos of the past year. Yay! We'll also be giving away a TON of stuff during the show, so keep an eye on the front page for the date and time, so you can tune in to watch & win!

Hope your Monday is the best Monday ever
! Play that uke & be merry!

Aloha,
-UU Staff

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for posting this song. This song is very special to me, and holds a lot of meaning to a time in my life when I was lost, and I would play this song at night just to relax and fall asleep. To be able to learn how to play means so much to me. Thank you thank you thank you. You guys do so many wonderful things on here please keep up the hard work and God bless

  2. Excellent, as always, Aldrine! Your instrumental of this song is so wonderful yet slow and simple that I’m considering using it to teach my beginner ukulele students its parts for their Uke Concert,” later this year.

  3. Dear Alrine, Your tutorials, playing and singing here and on YouTube are simply outstanding! Mahalo for all you do and your generosity to share your gifts and talents for us to learn from, appreciate and enjoy! Super great job to video/audio/tech support team as well!!!

  4. Hello Aldrine thank you for your arrangement of this beautiful tune. I’m working on it and hope to nail it soon! I’ll also check out the playalong and play along ….? Huge thanks to you and the team.

  5. Is there a tab sheet for the dm improv?
    I’ve watched the video 1,000,000 times and still can’t get it ………thanks you guys are awesome !!!!!

  6. Aldrine! This is my favorite song of ALL time! My Kamoa ukulele is on its way this weekend and I am determined to learn this song no matter how long it takes. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise and the friendly nature with which you teach. This is a beautiful rendition of a lovely song. 🙂 Rhonda, in Tennessee

  7. Thanks for your effort and for publishing all this amazing tutorials!!!
    I Iove them!!!!

    Eugen from Hamburg

    P.S. I throw my guitar away and started to play ukulele
    Uk4ever

  8. Just the thing I need to get me out of my slump, thank you so much for you awesome tut on this! You rock Aldrine Guerrero! !!

  9. you are awesome,unbelievable on the ukulele. i learned europa thanks to you,and i have one favor to ask of you. please show me how to play the part you don`t show on the play along,then i can go to the next song. i will pay for the lesson.thanks beautimus

  10. Thanks for this piece. Very well presented lesson. I can now cross this off my bucket list. Is it possible you could do a folow up tutorial showing the advanced lead from the play along? Thanks again. I rally connect with your energy.

  11. A.G. and the gang, there are no words that can describe how fun and awesome yall are. thank you so much for this. i haven’t been able to see my love in two months, and when i see her for valentines day (coming soon) i’m going to play this for her. Aloha from Virginia

  12. Awesome lesson! The fretboard on the left makes following along really easy. I am also wondering if there are tabs to this version out somewhere so I don't have to keep rewinding the video… Either way, first time my uke sounded like music! Thanks!

  13. Hey, this is excelent!
    One of the ultimate sounds is that of Carlos Santana…it is amazing how great his music sounds on a ukulele!

    I cant be alone, as a memory impaired person, I need sheet music, ideally tab when I play. Maybe there is some for this song especailly…that would be really helpful!

    Great Job on all the videos! Thanks for doing what you do!

    Brad

  14. Indispensable information on learning this piece. We had been trying to learn it from listening to the Herb Ohta Jr. version then tried the Dominator tabs that proved to be slow going for us less experienced players.
    Many many thanks

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