Saturday, December 27, 2008

Play Pachelbel Canon in D - EZGTR - FREE TAB

FREE TAB - download the eBook and learn the Canon "note for note". This is our "introduction video" and Dan Sindel performs his "Symphonic Guitar" arrangement of the Canon which is closer in interpretation to the way Pachelbel originally composed the piece for a string quartet.

Watch Dan Sindel perform the Canon In D in the introduction video:

Watch and study all the EZGTR - Learn How To Play Pachelbel "Canon In D" in the YouTube Video player:

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Sign up for our Newsletter and we will send you a link to download the EZGTR PDF eBook. There are 2 free versions of the eBook to learn from!

The "EZ version" will be used during the YouTube Online Lessons and is arranged for 2 guitar parts (the main melody and bass/chords).

The "Complete version" includes all 4 guitar parts.

*Each version of the eBook has a "foundations page" (which covers some very basic theory) and a chord page (which gives you some nice alternate chords to play) to help you get a quick start.

This arrangement is intended for intermediate players but players just starting out can gain quite a lot from these lessons!

Stay tuned, part 1 should be up "very soon", in the meantime enjoy.

Pachelbel Canon in D - download Guitar version

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Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)Johann Pachelbel lived between 1653-1706. In 1671 at the age of 18, he moved to Vienna (Austria) where he became a student. In 1692 he moved to Nuremburg where he lived until his death in 1706.Pachelbel was organist at Erfurt, in the Thuringian region of Germany and his harmonizations of church chorales seem to have been inspirational to the young Johann Sebastian Bach, whose older brother, Johann Christoph Bach, had been Pachelbel’s organ student. Indeed, Pachelbel seems to have enjoyed close friendships with many members of the Bach family of musicians. Pachelbel served in the capelle in Eisenach, the home city of Ambrosius Bach and birthplace of his many children including Johann Sebastian and Johann Christoph, for a year in the 1670s. Pachelbel also stood as godfather for Ambrosius Bach’s daughter (Johann Sebastian’s sister) Johanna Judith Bach.In addition to the well-known Canon in D and numerous church hymn settings, Pachelbel wrote a considerable number of cantatas for the Lutheran church and chamber sonatas for various instruments, especially the violin.

**Canon (or Kanon) is when a piece of music is imitated and repeated. First one instrument or vocal starts with a piece of the melody. Then after a number of tones, a second instrument or vocal starts to repeat, or imitate, the first one, playing the exact same tones, but with a time delay. More instruments or vocals may fill in depending on the composers wishes.

** Download Dan Sindel’s “Symphonic Guitars” version of Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major”