Below is the lesson for the Theme to “Game Of Thrones”.
The theme from the popular T.V. show, this arrangement is a fingerstyle piece that uses a motif to build a composition. A motif is a repeating series of notes (a.k.a: a phrase) used throughout a piece of music. The intro is the motif in this song, and it is repeated throughout the arrangement as a way to help build tension. Compare this to another famous piece that uses a motif: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
This arrangement was written in 6/8 and should be counted in 2 bar sections: 1 2 3 (bar 1) 4 5 6 (bar 2). The rhythms consist of quarter notes and eighth notes. I would count the bars either before and/or during playing. This will help you lock into the “feel” of the song, as it is steady and pulsing.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson