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!
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Josh Needleman is the author of “Getting Around The Bass” and Co Author of Hal Leonard’s Jazz Bass Goldmine. Visit Josh on the web at: joshneedleman.net/my-book