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Postal Service - Such Great Heights tab

I haven't seen a good tab for the intro thus far, so I made one. And
I can't believe how many people have screwed up the rest of the song
considering how easy it is. So here's my attempt to set it straight.

For the intro, since it's kind of complicated I took extra care to make
the spacing as correct as possible so that you could see how the rhythm
goes.

4 spaces = 1 eighth note
8 spaces = 1 quarter note
16 spaces = 1 half note
32 spaces = 1 whole note


Intro:

Synth arranged for 2 guitars

guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|12------12------12------12------|
b|13------13------13------13------|--------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|12------12------12------12------|
b|13------13------13------13------|--------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|10------10------10------10------|10------10------10------12--15--|
b|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|12------12------12------12------||
b|13------13------13------13------|--------------------------------||
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||




guitar 2
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
b|----13----------13----------13--|----13----------13----------13--|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|15------15--15------15--15------|15------15--15------15--15------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
b|----13----------13----------13--|----13----------13----------13--|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|14------14--14------14--14------|14------14--14------14--14------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
b|----13----------13----------13--|----13----------13----------13--|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|15------15--15------15--15------|15------15--15------15--15------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
b|----13----------13----------13--|----13----------13----------13--||
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
d|14------14--14------14--14------|14------14--14------14--14------||
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||




Here's both guitars arranged for 1 guitar, its difficult but its not 
impossible to finger pick.


merged
e|--------------------------------|12------12------12------12------|
b|13--13--13------13------13--13--|----13----------13----------13--|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|15------15--15------15--15------|15------15--15------15--15------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|12------12------12------12------|
b|13--13--13------13------13--13--|----13----------13----------13--|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|14------14--14------14--14------|14------14--14------14--14------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|10------10------10------10------|10------10------10------12--15--|
b|----13----------13----------13--|----13----------13----------13--|
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|15------15--15------15--15------|15------15--15------15--15------|
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------|12------12------12------12------||
b|13--13--13------13------13--13--|-----13---------13----------13--||
g|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
d|14------14--14------14--14------|14------14--14------14--14------||
a|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||

The intro is the only hard part of the song, and with two guitars its
easy. For the rest of the song I just use power chords. If you cant 
figure out the rest of the song you should probably just give up 
guitar altogether, but here it is anyway.

And for the rest of the song I didn't bother counting out the spacing 
because its just strumming chords.

When the bass comes in during this intro, its:

g|----|----|----||
d|----|----|----||
a|----|----|----||
e|1---|5---|3---||  do this twice, but hold the G longer the 2nd time

  F    A    G      <-- fag lol

When the verse starts, the progression switches to:

e|--------|--------|--------|--------||
b|--------|--------|--------|--------||
g|--------|--------|--------|--------||
d|--------|--------|--------|--------||
a|3-------|7-------|5-------|8---10--||
e|1-------|5-------|3-------|6---8---||

In case you want to use full chords, they would be:
  F        Am       Gm       Bb  C

Example chord voicings you could use:

F  |1-3-3-2-1-1     Am |x-0-2-2-1-0     Gm |3-5-5-3-3-3     

Bb |6-8-8-7-6-6     C  |8-10-10-9-8-8



Here's the little keyboard riff in the verse:

e|------------|------------|-----------|------------||
b|------------|------------|-----------|------------||
g|---9-10-----|---9-12-----|-----------|------------||
d|10------10--|10------10--|8-7-10-----|------------||
a|------------|------------|-------10--|10-8--------||
e|------------|------------|-----------|------------||


Chorus:

e|--------|--------|--------|--------||
b|--------|--------|--------|--------||
g|--------|--------|--------|--------||
d|--------|--------|--------|--------||
a|3-------|10------|8-------|7-------||
e|1-------|8-------|6-------|5-------||

  F        C        Bb       Am


And the little guitar 'solo' in the bridge:

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------|
b|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------|
g|10--10--10--10--|10--10-10-10-9--|9---9--9--9--9--|9-10-9-7---|
d|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------|
a|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------|
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------|

e|----------------|----------------||
b|----------------|----------------||
g|7--7--7--7--7---|7/5--5-5--------||
d|----------------|----------------||
a|----------------|----------------||
e|----------------|----------------||  4 times, then back to chorus 


The outro is the same as the intro for both the bass and the guitars.

Questions: mike (dot) donato (at) gmail (dot) com
Enjoy! I really hope I see a band play this song well someday.


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