As you might have guessed from my Steven Universe post, I’m a big fan of Rebecca Sugar’s songs. And this is a new gem from the Adventure Time miniseries Stakes.
You might be unfamiliar with some of the chords in it. But don’t be intimidated. There’s nothing too difficult to play.
You can use this as the main strum:
d – d u d –
Mix that up with a few chords where you just play one down strum per chord.
As she often does, Rebecca posted her ukulele demo of the song on Tumblr. I like it even more than the final version. There’s some lovely fingerpicking on it.
The tune uses the same basic chords as the final version except she’s tuned down half a step. But I prefer to keep it in standard tuning and play in the same key as the final version.
I pick it thumb and two finger style. Here’s how the intro looks slow then up to speed: