A beginner bassist's foray into the unknown

Game of Thrones Bass Transcription

Bass of ThronesHere’s something fun for you Game of Thrones fans from Bass Musician Magazine. The PDF download includes both notation and tablature. As per the website:

The opening theme to the HBO epic series Game of Thrones is really fun to play on bass guitar.  It is almost entirely diatonic to C Minor/Bflat Major except for the one E natural in the 5th bar of the intro which repeats four times.  In most places, I was able to keep the strong melody active without modification, with the exception of Bar 14 in which I play two melody notes on beat three which is one beat earlier than the actual arrangement in order to accommodate the second melody in the next bar.  The bottom line is that playing this can be a lot of fun while improving your chops, musicality, and endurance.  Enjoy!

2 responses

  1. Our drummer turned up the other day and, out of the blue, began playing the Game of Thrones theme on a spare guitar we had. It sounded awesome.

    April 26, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    • vishalicious

      Grab the PDF transcription from that link and you can join him on bass 😉

      April 26, 2015 at 11:08 pm

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