Pachelbel Canon in D Lessons

About the Pachelbel Canon in D Lessons series


Something happened in 2005, when Jeong-Hyun Lim (known as "Funtwo") recorded a cover version of JerryC's "Canon Rock". Not only did the arrangement gather massive media attention - but more importantly it planted a seed in the hearts of aspiring guitarists all over the world.

Funtwo proved that if you have a guitar and an Internet connection - you can do it. At GMC - we have always known that anyone can do it.

However - not everyone can find the motivation, self confidence and inspiration to practice every day, every week.

We hope these lessons inspire you. :)

--Kris and GMC Staff

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  • Canon in D - Speedy Metal Arrangement

    by Trond Vold

    Welcome to the lesson of my speedy metal arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon in D. I'm not using much difficult techniques, I keep it relatively simple. The tricky part might be playing it up to tempo and getting the bends right.

    Tags: D major, tempo, metal, speed, bending, bends, palm muting, riffing, riffs, power chords, shred, shredding, alternate picking, vibrato
    1
    Difficulty6
  • Canon in D - Blues Lesson

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    Canon In D arrangement for the electric blues guitar. The lessons that teaches how to make blues arrangements out of any given progression and make it sound bluesy. Enjoy!

    Tags: D Major Pentatonic, D Major, D Major Blues, blues licks, slow blues, blues phrasing, arrangement, arranging, phrases, articulation, vibrato
    2
    Difficulty4
  • Canon Rag

    by Dejan Farkas

    Ragtime is a musical genre that was mostly in use at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, and it was the first real American music genre. It has a predominant bass and chords patterns on odd and even beats and a syncopated melody.

    Tags: ragtime, D major, drop D, dropped D tuning, fingerstyle, fingerpicking, chord patterns, odd, even beats, syncopated melody, american music genre, Scott Joplin
    3
    Difficulty7
  • Canon in D - Bossa

    by Gerardo Siere

    I took one the themes from "Pachabel Canon", turned it to minor mode and made it a bossa, so here it is.

    Tags: bossa nova, chords, acoustic guitar, D minor, fingerstyle, fingerpicking, nylon strings, Spanish guitar, classical piece, Brazil, Brazilian
    4
    Difficulty6
  • Pachelbel's Canon in D - Fusion Shred

    by Muris Varajic

    Here we have shuffle/swing feel. Technique wise it contains tapping, alternate picking, hybrid picking, skipping, 2 hand tapping etc.

    Tags: D Major, D mixolydian b6, tapping, picking, skipping, shuffle, two hands, tapped, shred, legato, hammer on, pull off, bend, bending
    5
    Difficulty8
  • Pachelbel's Canon in D - Bass Arrangement

    by Bogdan Radovic

    In this lesson you're going to learn the "Pachelbel's Canon in D". It's the most famous piece by Johann Pachelbel written in about 1680. I did a special version for two bass guitars.

    Tags: bass version, canon, rock, tapping, solo, slide, alternate picking, arrangement
    6
    Difficulty6
  • Canon Rock Lesson - Funtwo /JerryC Style

    by Trond Vold

    A full-song lesson based on JerryC's Canon Rock.

    Tags: D major, classical piece, arrangement, metal version, metal arrangement, picking, sweep picking, shred, shredding, shredder, power chords, symphonic
    7
    Difficulty7