Dedicated “Game of Thrones” fans have recorded themselves playing the show’s theme music on an accordion and a Hungarian dulcimer and have even mixed a six-minute long dance track.
A new version by a Mumbai-based musician playing traditional Indian drums has become an online hit. One man drum circle Karan Chitra Deshmukh performed the piece using 10 tablas–and a banjo–in a video posted to YouTube and on his Facebook page.
“All you Game of Thrones fans!!!! Here’s a treat for you,” Mr. Deshmukh said on Facebook.
The now-iconic theme song tugs at the heartstrings of the show’s fans, who watch each episode, eager to see which of their favorite characters writer George R. R. Martin will kill off next.
Mr. Deshmukh’s impressive tabla solo is one of a number that put an original spin on the tune composed by Ramin Djawadi, who also wrote the themes for the Iron Man movie and Batman Begins.
Last year, Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren released a 6 minute 46 second dance remix of the minute-and-a-half long song.