Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Great Northern - Chords - lOw IS a hEIghT

by Frank Gualtier -- 08/08/07

Photo by Jason Odell
Great Northern

ere's a transcription I did of 's song 'lOw IS a hEIghT'.

It's a very simple song given it's unique flavor by the chromatic minor to major key (repeat) swaying and by the breathtaking vocal harmonies which are one of the signature features of Great Northern.

The band tends to move between very personal and sparse sounding songs to pieces, such as this one, which sound very large and rich. Their music is emotive in that way the best written songs used in movies are. You know -- when a scene makes you feel completely unbreakable and then it's followed up with another that makes you feel so damn fragile you want to cry and despite the changing visuals it's one single song forming the audio canvas that can pull you fully into either mode? Yes -- they're that kind of good.

If you like music that'll move you through tickles and earthquakes then you'll love Great Northern.

From 'Trading Twilight for Daylight' here's 'lOw IS a hEIghT'.

(intro - rhythm)
/ / /

Am F C E F
Drink to the s-un. We write to millions

Am F C E F
You kill everyo-ne around you

Save yours-elf from...

From the ground you break

And the lives you take

C F C F Am

/ F C E F
I lock the door, spinning the dust...

In a room

Am F C E F
Still like the s-un around you

Don't like the sp-ace of
All our sp-ace of
And you've just bec--ome a word...

C G F Am

/ / / / / / / / / / (x5)
F E G F Fmaj7 F Fmaj7 F Fmaj7 F


Links for Great Northern:

No comments: