'Game of Thrones' Theme Performed on an Oud — Video Finds

Bummed now that the latest season of Game of Thrones is over?

So are we! That’s why this super-cool cover of the theme from this epic show caught our eye. It’s performed on an oud by Ahmed Alshaiba.

A what? Yes, this clever multi-track cover has Alshaiba not only playing that traditional pear-shaped stringed instrument, but also percussion, guitar and keys.

Originally from Yemen and now in New York, Alshaiba has several smooth oud covers up on YouTube and is quite skilled at the instrument.

Find out more about him on Facebook.

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.