Today I bring you the sheet music to another one of the 5 original mini-games, which is quite popular at the moment, Sled Racing!
Now seems like as good a time as ever for this post, with Sled Racing being a huge part of the Penguin Games on CPR. It’s probably the most relevant this song will ever be again. I think the leaderboard idea is very cool, as well as the extreme race at the top of the great mountain.
First, I have a couple Sled Racing tips to share that I would use back when CP was around.
1) Pay attention to the location of the ice patches , and remember it for the future, as those will boost you forwards.
2) Use all 4 arrow keys. This is most helpful advice I can give. Right → and Up ↑ will move you Right; Left← and Down ↓ will move you Left. This allows you to move across the slope much quicker. Now let’s get to the music!
The loop itself is only about 30 seconds, to last about the duration of a standard race. So instead I decided to transcribe the extended track as originally composed by Chris Hendricks (aka Screenhog), which you can listen to on his website HERE. The song begins with the same 16 measure loop used in CP, then goes into a guitar solo, and finishes with 4 measures ending the classic loop. It is 36 measures total in Fm, and consists of bass, trumpets, electric guitar, and a clavinet. Here is the sheet music:
Here is a video played by Noteflight:
And here is a piano tutorial version played by Synthesia. Unfortunately Synthesia does not keep the guitar bends, idk why.
I’ve now transcribed the 3 out of 5 original mini-games (Sled Racing, Bean Counters, Hydro Hopper) that have music. I hope you enjoyed this post! What’s your favourite sled race? Mine has always been Ridge Run.
\(°0°)/ Stone \(°0°)/