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Hey UUers!

It's a great day in the Underground for some uke playing and, with it being the first of the month and all, there's a brand new episode of Uke Lessons waiting for you! This month Aldrine shows you how to play "Take On Me" by A-Ha! Check it out and get your 80's pop on.

Only 6 more days before Uketoberfest (Eugene, OR) AND the start of the UU October 2011 Pacific Northwest Tour! The UU guys (Aldrine, Ryan, and Aaron) will be flying to the mainland and driving all over Oregon and Washington to bring you LIVE ukulele workshops and uke performances. Check out the Official Tour Page for more details and if you are going to be in the area, we want to meet and jam with you!

Also, thank you so much to everyone who has been patiently awaiting the results of our "Ambassadors of Ukulele" Give-Away Contest. There were just so many great entries that it took a whole month to get to the final stages of deliberation. But don't fret! Results announcement coming soon!

Hope you're playing that uke of yours every chance that you get - keep rockin' and we'll see you in Oregon/Washington soon!

-UU Staff

Techniques Used in Lesson:
How to Hold Multiple Strings
How to Hold Barre Chords
How to Hold the E Chord
How to Chunk
Pinky Mute
Pinky Exercise 2
How to Switch Chords
Mastering Difficult Chords
Singing and Playing


  1. Love this song! great pick for a lesson – thanks! do you think you could do
    Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over the Rainbow sometime? I know there are a lot of videos out there but yours are so clear and easy to follow. Thanks again.

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