Learn to play "Last Christmas" by Wham! on Ukulele

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Hey UUers!

It's the first of the month, and like every first of the month we've got a brand new episode of Uke Lessons just for you. This time we've got a complete ukulele tutorial (along with Play-Along video) for the holiday favorite, "Last Christmas" by Wham! This one is a relatively simple one for beginners, with four chords that repeat over and over and a super simple strumming pattern to get you started. And for you intermediate and advanced players, feel free to also tackle the other strumming patterns and Intro & Main picking parts as well, to really bring this song to life.

Super special thanks to Mckenna Pascua (ukulele and vocals) and Mike Odo (bass), joining Aldrine on the Play-Along this month to help us commemorate the passing of Wham!'s lead singer, George Michael on December 25, 2016 (last Christmas). This month's episode also marks a special milestone in Ukulele Underground history - Uke Lesson #120 means we've been bringing the world a brand new ukulele lesson on the first of every month for the past 10 YEARS. Thank you so much to you, the viewers and uke players from all over the world, who have joined us on this amazing journey and made Ukulele Underground what it is today. Much Mahalo!

Have fun with this one, be sure to play along with the Play-Along Video and let us know what you think!

-UU Staff


  1. Great lesson! What a beautiful voice Mckenna Pascua has and Mike Odo smooth bass playing (from another bass player) adds so much. Aldrine you are the bomb of course. One of the first and best in the business. I have followed you from the onset. One comment I would have is when you are teaching the notes during the tutorials is would be nice once you gave the fret number (since you give tabs) you called out the notes instead of c string 9. It would break the habit of students relying on tab and numbers. Especially since the ukulele does not have that many notes. You are such a great teacher and inspiration and you have such an awesome team. Happy Holidays

  2. Once again, fabulous job, Aldrine! And nice bassline; we can duplicate it, as well. My students love this song.

  3. Aldrine, kudos on the time you spent discussing hand positioning on the chords as well as finger transition between chords. I appreciate those additional insights.

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