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Hey UUers!

The Holidays are here and this time on Uke Lessons we've got the Christmas classic, "What Child Is This?" for your uke-playing pleasure. The tune to this song is the same as the traditional English folk song, "Greensleeves," and because this month's lesson is a solo instrumental version of the song, it works for both! Check out the video above for the chords and step-by-step instructions on playing the entire song on your ukulele.

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And as you gear up for the Holiday Season, be sure to head over to the UU Merch Store and pick up the perfect gifts for all of the awesome ukulele players in your life. We've got some pretty cool NEW stuff in the store, so check it out and get your gift-giving on!

Have a wonderful December, uke players - stay tuned for even more exciting new ukulele tutorials and courses right here in the Underground in the coming year!

-UU Staff


  1. Thank you so much! Was so easy to learn! When I heard this song before, I thought it was super difficult. Just amazed! Wish you all the best

  2. Hi Guys,

    Love this one!! Is there any chance you could tell me what key this is in? It would really help me out.

    Thanks for your time,


  3. Loved this. I am a beginner, but your teaching method with the visuals and repetition is so good that I have been able to learn it fairly easily.

    I’m wondering if there are any other instrumental type songs I could learn. I am not much of a singer… Suggestions?

    1. Hey austine42!

      Thank you so much for your comment, it’s always great to hear from people who are really utilizing the tutorials. For our monthly lessons, there are several other instrumental songs that we’ve done: Tetris (Intermediate), Schizophrenic Snowflakes (Advanced), Europa (Intermediate), Hawaii Five-0 Theme Song (Intermediate), The Office Theme Song (Intermediate), My Heart Will Go On (Intermediate), One Note Samba (Advanced), and No Woman No Cry (Intermediate).
      Plus, if you’re a member of UU+, you also have access to a bunch of lessons that we’ve dubbed “UU+ Solos” which are solo arrangements of songs to play on your ukulele, so have fun and go wild! And as always, if you have any questions or need anything at all, we’re always here for you.

      -Aaron (& the UU Staff)

  4. I’m a beginner who just learned to play this from your website. It was really fun to learn and sounds really nice. Thank you for posting this!

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