Episode 40: Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi – “Game of Thrones (Main Title Theme)”


Game of Thrones premiered on HBO in April 2011 and became the most watched show in HBO’s history. The main title theme was written by Emmy-nominated composer Ramin Djawadi. In this episode, he’ll break down the different elements in the piece, and how themes within the show inspired his composition and choice of instruments.

Watch the main title sequence for Game of Thrones:

And check out this great deconstruction of the visuals over at Art of the Title.

Buy the Game of Thrones original soundtrack here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Guitar Version

8-Bit Version

Piano Version

South Park “Wiener” Version

Peter Dinklage Version

There are many, many more cover versions out there.