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Hey UUers!

As the weather heats up and we head right into the thick of Summer, it seems almost appropriate to slide in an episode of Uke Lessons for a song by the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS! This time, Aldrine teaches you the RHCP classic, "Scar Tissue" to satisfy your ukulele craving in this red hot heat. Check out the tutorial video above to learn the chords, strumming pattern, intro picking, and awesomely slidey solo picking patterns for this song on your uke and don't forget to play along with the Play-Along! Hope your summer is going great - keep up that steady uke practice and you'll be an ukulele god by the end of the season. Play on, players.

-UU Staff


  1. What are the chord progressions when playing the picking potions? I’m confused when you use the strumming pattern of the chord and then C chord for the rest of the measure?

  2. Gostaria muito de fazer parte dessa família, mas infelizmente não tenho condições de pagar.. melhor professor
    de ukulele que já conheci.
    Jaime Lima

  3. liking this sound/ and simple chord structure…wish you could say what the first vocal note is…I am guessing A???

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