Jenny of Oldstones
by Game of Thrones • Lesson #234 • Apr 23, 2019
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In this lesson, I want to show you how I went about creating a country guitar version (in the style of Johnny Cash) for the song “Jenny of Oldstones” – which was sung in the latest Game of Thrones episode. The song left quite an impression on me upon watching it, and I decided I’d try to work out an acoustic guitar part to match the melody. I’ll explain how I figured out the key of the song, worked out the melody, established a “home base” groove, and experimented with the bass notes within my strumming. In all, this has been a memorable song to learn – and it’s my pleasure to share with you this lesson. Enjoy!
- 0:00 Cover & lesson overview
- 2:18 Step 1: Figure out which key the song is in
- 3:14 Step 2: Use a capo to simplify the chords
- 3:42 Step 3: Tab out the melody
- 7:10 Step 4: Establish a “home base” groove
- 10:28 Step 5: Experiment with strumming
- 12:23 Step 6: Experiment with bass note patterns
- 13:23 Farewell!
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