What’s the Use of Feeling (Blue)? (Chords)
The trend of increasingly complex Steven Universe songs continues with What’s the Use of Feeling (Blue)?. If it gets more complicated than this one I’m going to assume she’s doing it to troll me personally.
As she often does, Sugar posted her ukulele demo on Tumblr and it’s that version I worked from.
The chord changes come fast and furious so I’ve slowed it down a little in the video. I highly recommend practicing it very slowly before gradually speeding it up when you’ve built up the muscle memory.
There’s plenty of great chord work going on in this song with jazzy chords you might not be familiar with including maj7, dim7 and aug7 chords (which all appear on my best chords list). Even better is the way chords transition into each other. I love the parts of the progression that have notes ringing through the changes. For example, the Dm7 – G7sus4 – G7 move. In the Dm7 to G7sus4 change only the note on the g-string changes. Then from G7sus4 to G7 only the note on the A-string moves.
What’s the Use of Feeling (Blue)? (Tab)
If the chords alone aren’t tricky enough for you, here’s a tab including all the little nuances.