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Summer is almost over but, at least here in Hawaii, the heat is still on! This month on Uke Lessons, you're learning one of the greatest summertime ukulele songs - Tropical Hawaiian Day by the Ka'au Crater Boys. For all of the uke-playing kids growing up in Hawaii in the 90s, being able to play this song meant that you were an official "ukulele player" - it's easy enough to learn (with lots of practice and determination) and sounds fancy enough to impress all those "local babes" at the beach (be sure to watch the lyrics in the Play-Along to know exactly what we mean). Check out the tutorial above, practice each section of the picking slowly, and have fun with this one!
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Intro Picking (Speed 100%)
Intro Picking (Speed 60%)
Intro Picking (Speed 45%)
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