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I always wanted to create my own guitar arrangement of the Game of Thrones Main Title. However, the shifting chord and melody scheme, made it difficult to create a relatively smooth arrangement for guitar. I couldn’t figure it out, for years.

[Actually, the official guitar theme is For The Realm from Season 3. I used the same rhythmic schematic for my version.]

While For the Realm is beautiful — I knew there had to be another way to play the title theme — that would better fit my guitar style. Thankfully my experience and skill finally coalesced enough for me to take another crack at it.

To date, I believe this is my finest work.

[Before the final premier of Game of Thrones in April, I hope to additionally post, A Lannister Always Pays His Debts — also from Season 3. It’s a great tune, and a classic Game of Thrones theme.]

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My other Game of Thrones guitar arrangements.

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How to play the Game of Thrones Main title theme (fingerstyle guitar)

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Main Title is best for intermediate guitar players and up. The guitar tab for my arrangement is only two pages long, and beautifully written. Although it may seem like I’m playing a lot of stuff, it’s relatively simple: Intro, Verse 2x, Chorus 2x.

Have fun and enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Main Title is played two whole steps down. Your tuning is as follows, from low to high: C F A# D# G C. [Although, you could just as easily play this in standard tuning, or only slightly tuned down. It all works!]

*Game of Thrones: Main Title theme for classical guitar

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Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.