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[Updated and reposted from 2019]

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Having just watched the 1st episode of House of the Dragon, I find myself enamored (all over again) with Ramin Djawadi’s Main Title theme. I’m so happy that is still the central motif in the new prequel series. Episode 1 delivered on all fronts. It’s very reminiscent of early Game of Thrones.

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. Thankfully my experience had finally coalesced enough for me to take another crack at it. I believe this is some of my finest work to date.

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Any of my other Game of Thrones guitar arrangements.

Gear used

I love my Cordoba C7 guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

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(This is music that I’ve played, and intend to play, on Intellimusica. It flows beautifully — and additionally works as music for focus, meditation, and relaxation.)

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

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The guitar tab for my GoT arrangement is 2 pages long, and beautifully written. This piece is best for intermediate guitar players and up. Have fun and I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I do. The guitar tab is available below:

Although it may seem like I’m playing a lot of stuff, it’s relatively simple:

Intro, Verse 2x,

Chorus 2x.

*Game of Thrones: Main Title theme for classical guitar

The 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!

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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.