Rebecca Sugar – It’s Over, Isn’t It? (Steven Universe)(Chords)

Rebecca Sugar – It’s Over, Isn’t It (Chords)

Another fantastic song from Rebecca Sugar. The songs seem to be getting more intricate each time. A pain in the arse for tabbing but a joy to listen to. But there are still plenty of Sugarisms you’ll recognise from other Steven Universe songs such as the prominent use of Cmaj7 and diminished chords.

As she often does, Sugar uploaded her ukulele demo to Tumblr and it’s that version I worked from. However, the finished version is in the same key and there aren’t too many changes.

Suggested Strumming

In verse one you can do just one down-strum with your thumb for each chord name.

The chorus is fingerpicked but you can strum it without losing too much. This pattern works well:

d – x u – u d –

For the second verse (I call it that but it’s completely different to the first verse) you can go back to one strum per chord.

Twiddly Bits

It’s Over, Isn’t It? (Picking Tab)

The picking gets a bit tricky. Particularly when she ups the tempo in bar 13 (something you don’t need to do in your own version). The tab starts at the first chorus and continues through the second verse. Then you repeat the chorus section.

I use one finger per string picking so the picking fingers are all in place when you have to pluck all the strings at once. In the video above I play through the tab once up to speed then once slowly.


Steven Universe on Cartoon Network
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  1. Bridget August 5th, 2016 11:44 am

    This song is so lovely, I’m so excited to learn it. Thank you!!

  2. Woodshed August 5th, 2016 11:51 am

    Bridget: You’re welcome! Enjoy playing it.

  3. Poe August 18th, 2016 6:30 pm

    Hey! I was wondering if you’d like to transcribe Here Comes A Thought by Rebecca Sugar. She recently sang it at SDCC and I think it’s absolutely beautiful and I’d love to have sheet music for it. Here’s a high quality recording of it:

  4. Ame August 25th, 2016 2:47 pm

    Hi! I’m here to back up the previous comment that mentioned the song Rebecca Sugar recently played towards the end of sdcc 2016. It’s called Here Comes a Thought and I along with a lot of other people would be really greatful if you posted a detailed tutorial on how to play the song. Really wanna learn how to play it and the fingerpicking Rebecca Sugar uses but I can’t seem to figure it out on my own do I would really appreciate the help. Thank you

  5. Woodshed August 26th, 2016 9:41 pm

    Poe and Ame: I got a couple of other requests as well so I’ll give it a try.

  6. Ame November 25th, 2016 7:38 pm

    Hello! Id like to make a little request! Last year at magfest Rebecca Sugar played the “yoshi athletic theme” on her uke and I was wondering if you could please send me the chords, tabs, anything you can find about it. Its the first video when you type into youtube “Rebecca Sugar Yoshi Athletic Theme” thanks so much !!

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