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Create A Day

One creative project every day for a year

Feb-6-2012

Day 267: Such Great Heights

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

Anybody who knows me knows that Such Great Heights by Postal Service is one of my favorite songs ever! It’s just such a great song to dance and rock out to! I came across the chords and tabs to this for ukulele around the time I first started playing, but it was waaaayyyy too hard for me at that point. I accidentally found them again the other day when I was looking for something else and I thought, “I bet I could do that now!” So, I did!

Now, I googled it and found out that the tempo is supposedly 176… which is really freaking fast! I knew that I couldn’t possibly play it that fast, so I slowed it down to 140 bpm, which was much more reasonable. Because of the slower tempo, my version is almost like a cross between the original and the Iron and Wine cover. But anyways, I ended up recording in this multiple tracks to get all the parts in. I started with the 2 really fast parts at the beginning, then I added the strummed chords. The chord progression what slightly awkward at points, so I just down strummed everything. Then I recorded the solo part (I added an extra harmony track that’s not it the tabs I found, but I thought it sounded cool :D ), and the vocals on two tracks so I get could the overlaps right. It’s a little low for me, but I think it turned out pretty good!

Such Great Heights

I had a lot of fun with this recording, but it was honestly one of the hardest things I’ve done for this blog!! My fingers need a break… Hope you enjoy it! I’ll be some more posts tonight!

Anna Grace