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Hey UUers!

Under the video for the first ever episode of Whiteboard Requests, the most liked comment was "White Sandy Beach" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Bruddah Iz), in High G. So in this episode of Ukulele Whiteboard Requests, your wish is our command!

Check out the video to learn the chords, strumming, and finger picking intro for "White Sandy Beach" and let us know what you think! Also comment and vote up your favorite lesson requests in the YouTube comments, to help decide what's next.

Keep strummin' UUers!

-UU Staff


  1. just learning this song…….. it looks like it is a good song to learn. I really like the picking. part…..
    I think the in and out skill are at hand. lol. got to practice that skill first. right Aldrine ?
    thanks. Solomon.

  2. I think I’m finally getting the picking down for the intro. As a beginner, it’s easier for me not to think of this as three different versions of the F chord, but more as placing fingers in the normal F pattern to make transitions smoother, and playing notes in between the F’s. (if that makes sense).
    I have the same question that was asked above but I don’t see a reply. What about the picking pattern for the rest of the song?
    Also, there is one point where the chord progression is different, near the end of the song, if I’m not mistaken.
    Can you do a tutorial of the full song?

    1. Hey Fleadoctor,

      You are in luck! We just released a full Uke Lesson last month that stays closer to the original and goes more in depth with the picking. You can check it out HERE.

      -Kira (UU Staff)

  3. Thank you Aaron! You know I’ve been excited about that since you guys mentioned it! Can’t wait!

  4. Good morning from Guelph ON. Canada,
    I have enjoyed this tutorial for White Sandy Beach. The strum pattern I have got down not too badly BUT and this is a big but……the roll on the downstroke will need a lot of work. Do you have any tips to perfect this or do I just need another couple of years practice. HaHa!!

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