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Johann Pachelbel - Canon In D tab

E-|---Song:-Canon-In-D-----------------------------|
A-|---Author:-Johann-Pachelbel---------------------|
D-|---Transcription-by:Christian Liang-------------|
G-|---E-Mail:christian.liang@gmail.com-------------|
B-|---http://www.chrisliang.com--------------------|
E-|---Enjoy!---------------------------------------|


==========================================================================
                Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
==========================================================================

[1]D                A                 Bm              F#m
    VII..........                     VII.............II............
E|--10----------10--9-----------9--|--7-----------7---5-------2---5--|
B|----------7---------------10-----|----------7-----------2----------|
G|------7---------------9----------|------7--------------------------|
D|--0===============---------------|------------------4=============-|
A|------------------0=============-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--7===========-------------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a     a   i   m   a   a   m   a   a
    p               p                 p               p

L   4   1   1   4   3   1   2   3     1   1   1   1   4   1   1   4
                                      1               3
[3]G               D                 G               A
                                                     II............


E|--3-----------3---2-----------2--|--3------------------------------|
B|----------0---------------3------|----------0---3---2-----------2--|
G|------0---------------2----------|------0-------------------2------|
D|------------------0=============-|----------------------2----------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===========-------------------|--3===========-------------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a     a   m   a   a   a   i   m   a
    p               p                 p               p

L   2           2   3   1   2   3     2           3   3   1   2   3
                    T                                 T


[5]D                A                 Bm              F#m
				      II............................

E|--2-----------2---0-----------0--|---------------------------------|
B|----------3---------------2------|--3-----------3---2-----------2--|
G|------2---------------2----------|----------4---------------2------|
D|--0===============---------------|------4---------------4----------|
A|------------------0=============-|--2==============----------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a     a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a
    p               p                 p               p

L   2   1   3   2       2   3         2   3   4   2   1   4   1   1
                                      1               1

[7]G               D/F#              G               A

E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|--0-----------0------------------|--0-----------0---2-----------2--|
G|----------0-------2-----------2--|----------0---------------2------|
D|------0---------------0---4------|------0---------------2----------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3==============-2=============-|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   m   i   i   m     a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a
    p               p                 p               p

L   T               2       4   2     T               3   1   2   3
                    1


[9]D                A                 Bm              F#m
                                      II..............II............

E|--2-----------2---0-----------0--|---------------------------------|
B|--3-------3-------2-------2------|--3-----------3---2-----------2--|
G|------2---------------2----------|--4-------4-------2-------2------|
D|--0===============---------------|------4---------------4----------|
A|------------------0=============-|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a     a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a
    m               m                 m               m
    p               p                 p               p

L   2   1   3   2   3   1   2         2   3   4   2   1   4   1   1
    3                                 4               1
                                      1               1

[11]G               D/F#              G               A

E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|--0-----------0------------------|--0-----------0---2-----------2--|
G|--0-------0-------2-----------2--|--0-------0-------2-------2------|
D|------0---------------0---4------|------0---------------2----------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3==============-2=============-|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   m   i   i   m     a   i   m   a   a   i   m   a
    m               p                 m               m
    p                                 p               p
L   T               2       4   2     T               3   1   2   3
                    1                                 2


[13]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                    II............    II..............II............
E|----------2-------5-------3------|--2---------------2--------------|
B|--3---------------2-----------2--|--3-------3-------2-------5------|
G|------2-------2-------2----------|------4-------4-------2-------2--|
D|--0===============---------------|---------------------------------|
A|------------------0=============-|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   m   i   a   i   a   i   a   m     a   i   m   i   a   i   m   i
                    m                 m               m
                    p                 p               p


L   3   1   2   1   4   1   2   1     1   4   2   4   1   1   4   1
                    1                 2               1
                                      1               1

[15]G               D                 G               A
                                                      II............

E|--------------------------2------|--3-------7-------5-------3------|
B|--3-------0-------3--------------|--0---------------2--------------|
G|----------------------2-------2--|--0---0-------0---2---2-------2--|
D|------0-------0---0=============-|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===============---------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   a   i   m   i   m   i     a   i   a   i   a   i   a   i
    p               p                 m               m
                                      i               i
                                      p               p

L   4               3   1   2   1     2       4       4   1   2   1
    3                                 T               1
                                                      1

[17]D               A/C#             Bm               F#m

E|--------------------------0---2--|--------------------------5---7--|
B|--3---2---3----------------------|------3---2---0-------7----------|
G|----------------------2----------|---------------------------------|
D|--0-----------0------------------|------------------4=============-|
A|------------------4--------------|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   m   i   m   p   p   i   a   m     p   m   i   m   p   m   a   m

L   2   1  2        4   1       2     1   3   1       1   4    2  4

[19]G               D                 G               A

E|--3---2---0---3---2---0----------|----------------------3---2---0--|
B|--0==============-3-------3---2--|--0------------------------------|
G|--0==============-2--------------|--0---2---0----------------------|
D|------------------0=============-|--0-----------4---2--------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3==============----------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
R   a   a   m   a   a   a   m   m     a   m   m   i   i   a   a   a
    m               m                 m               p
    i               i                 i
    p               p                 p

L   2   1       2   2       3   2     3   1       3   1   3   2
    T               3
                    1

[21]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                    II.......         II...........................

E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|--------------0---2-------2---0--|------4---2-------2--------------|
D|--0---2---4-----------2----------|--4-----------5-------5---4---2--|
A|--5==============-0=============-|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   i   i   i   m   m   i   m   m     i   m   m   i   m   i   i   i
    p               p                 p               p

L   4   1   3       1   1   1         3   4   1   4   1   4   3   1
                                      1               1

[23]G               D                 G               A

E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|--------------0------------------|
G|--0-----------0------------------|--0---------------2---4---2---0--|
D|------4---2-------4---0---2---4--|------4---2----------------------|
A|------------------5=============-|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===============---------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   m   i   i   a   i   m   i   m     m   i   i   a   m   i   m   i
    p               p                 p               p

L   T   3   1       3       1   3     T   3   1       1   3   1
                    4

[25]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                                      II....  II...

E|--5---2h3-5---2h3-5-----------2h3|--2-----0-2----------------------|
B|------------------------2-3h5----|------3-------------0------------|
G|--------------------2h4----------|----------------0-2---2-0-2---0h2|
D|--0===============---------------|--------------4-------------4----|
A|------------------0=============-|--2------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2--------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   a   a   a   a i   m m   a     a   m a a   p i m a m m m i m
    p               p                 p               p

L   4   1 2 4   1 2 4 1 3 1 2 4 1 2   1   2   1   3   2   2   2 4 2
                                      1               1

[27]G               D/A               G               A

E|---------------------------------|--------------------------0h2-3-5|
B|------0--------------------------|------0---0---2-3---0-2-3--------|
G|--0-----2-0-----------------0-2h4|--0-----2---------2--------------|
D|--------------4-2-4-2p0-2-4------|---------------------------------|
A|------------------0=============-|------------------0=============-|
E|--3------------------------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   m   i m m   i i i i   i i m i     i   m i m   i m i m i m i   m i
            p                         p               p
L   T     1     3 1 3 1   1 3   1 3   T     1     1 2 1   1 2   1 2 4

[29]]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                    V..............    II..........

E|--5-------5-------5--------------|---------------------------------|
B|--7---7h8-----7h8-5-----5-7p5----|--3-----2-3---------0------------|
G|--7---------------6-6h7------7-6-|--4---4---------0-2---2-0-2---0-2|
D|--0===============---------------|--------------4-------------4----|
A|------------------0=============-|--2------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   m   a   m   a i   m m  i i    m   i m m   p i m a m m m i m m
    m               m                 i               p
    i               i                 p
    p               p

L   1   3 4 1   3 4 1 2 3 1 3  3 2    2   4 1 2   3   2   2   2 4   2
    3               1                 4               1
    2               2                 1

[31]G               D                 G               A

E|---------------------------------|----------------------0----------|
B|--0---3-2-0-----------------0-2-3|--0---3-2-3---2-0-2-3---3-2-3-0-2|
G|--0-----------2-0-2-0---0-2------|--0---------------2--------------|
D|------------------0---4----------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===============---------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   m   m i m   i m i m p i i m i m   m   m i m   i m m m a m i m i m
    p               p                 p               i
                                                      p

L   T   2 1     1   1   3   1   1 2   T   2 1 2   1   2 3   3 2 3   2

[33]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                                      II..............II............

E|--2-----0-2-------0-------0------|---------------------------------|
B|--3---3-------3---2---2-3-----2--|--3-----2-3-------2--------------|
G|--2---------------2--------------|--4---4-------4---2---2----------|
D|--0==============----------------|--4---------------------5-4---2--|
A|------------------0=============-|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   m a a   m   a   m m a   m     a   m a a   m   a   m i i   i
    m               m                 m               p
    i               i                 i
    p               p                 p

L   2   3   2   3   2   2 3     2     2   4 1 2   4   1   1 4 3   1
    3               1                 4               1
    1                                 3               1
                                      1

[35]G               D/A               G               A

E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------0--------------------------|
G|------0-------0---------------2--|--0-----2-0-----------2-0--------|
D|--0-----4-2-------4---0-2-4------|--------------4---2-------4---2--|
A|------------------0=============-|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===============---------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   i   m i i   m   i   i i i   m     m   a m m   i   i   m m i   i
    p               p                 p               p
L   T     1 3       3     1 3   1     T     1     3   1   2   4   1

[37]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                                      II..............II............

E|--2-----0-2-------0-------0------|----------------------5-3-2------|
B|--3---3-------3---2---2-3-----2--|--3-----2-3-------2-----------5--|
G|--2---------------2--------------|--4---4-------4---2=============-|
D|--0===============---------------|--4---------------4=============-|
A|------------------0=============-|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   m a a   m   a   m m a   m     a   m a a   m   m   a m a   m
    m               m                 m               i
    i               i                 i               p
    p               p                 p
L   2   3   2   3   2   2 3     2     2   4 1 2   4   1   4 2 1   4
    3               1                 4               1
    1                                 3               3
                                      1

[39]G               D                 G               A
                                                      II.........
E|------3-2-0---3---2-----0-2------|--------------2-------5-3-2---0--|
B|--0==============-3---3----------|--0---0-----------2--------------|
G|--0==============-2-----------2--|--0-----2-0-------2--------------|
D|------------------0=============-|--0===============---------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===============---------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   m   a m i   m   a   m a a   i     a   a       a   a   a m i   m
    i               m                 m     m m       m
    p               i                 i               i
                    p                 p               p

L   T   2 1     2   2   3   2   1     T     1     2   1   4 2 1
                    3                                 1
                    1

[41]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                    II............    II..............II............

E|--2-----------2---2---3---2------|---------------------------------|
B|----------3-------2-----------5--|--3-----------3---3---5---3---2--|
G|------2-----------2=============-|----------4-------2=============-|
D|--0===============---------------|------4--------------------------|
A|------------------0=============-|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   a   a   a   m     a   i   m   a   a   a   a   a
    p               m                 p               m
                    i                                 p
                    p
L   2   1   3   2   1   2   1   4     2   3   4   2   2   4   2   1
                    1                 1               1
                    1                                 1

[43]G               D                 G               A

E|--------------0---2=============-|------------------------------0--|
B|--0---------------3-------3------|--3---1---0---1-----------2------|
G|--0-------0-------2---2----------|--0==============-2--------------|
D|------0-----------0=============-|--0==============-----2----------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===============---------------|--3==============----------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   a   i   m         a   a   a   a   m   i   m   a
    m               m                 m               p
    p               i                 i
                    p                 p

L   T               2   3   2         4   1       1   2   1   3
                    3                 3
                    1

[45]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                    V..............   II..............II............

E|--5-----------5---5---7---5------|--2-----------2---2---3---2------|
B|----------7-------5-----------8--|--3---------------3-----------5--|
G|------7-----------6=============-|----------4-------2=============-|
D|--0===============---------------|------4--------------------------|
A|------------------0=============-|--2===============---------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   i   m   a   a   a   a   m     a   i   m   a   a   a   a   m
    p               m                 m               m
                    i                 p               i
                    p                                 p

L   1   2   3   1   1   3   1   4     1   3   4   1   1   3   1   4
                    1                 2               2
                    2                 1               1
						      1

[47]G               D/F#              G               A

E|---------------------------------|--------------------------0------|
B|--3---1---0---1---------------3--|--0-------3---0---2-----------2--|
G|--0==============-2-------2------|------0---------------2----------|
D|--0==============-----0----------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3==============-2=============-|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a   a   a   a   m   i   m   a     m   i   m   m   m   i   a   m
    m               p                 p               p
    i
    p
L   4   1       1   2       2   4     T       3       3   2       3
    3               1

[49]D               A                 Bm              F#m
   VII..............                  VII.............II.............

E|----------10-============-2------|----------7---------------5------|
B|----------7==============-3------|----------7---------------2------|
G|------7-------------------2------|------7-------------------2------|
D|--0===============---------------|------------------4=============-|
A|------------------0=============-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--7===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   p   i   a       p       a         p   i   a       p       a
            m               m                 m               m
                            i                                 i

L       1   4               2         1   1   1       3       4
            1               3                 1               1
                            1                                 1

[51]G               D                 G               A

E|----------3==============-2------|--------------0---0--------------|
B|----------0==============-3------|----------0---------------2------|
G|------0-------------------2------|------0-------------------2------|
D|------------------0--------------|----------------------2----------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3===============---------------|--3===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   p   i   a       p       a         p   i   m   a   a   i   a
            m               m                         p       m
			    i
L   2       4               2         T                   1   3
                            3                                 2
                            1

[53]D               A                 Bm              F#m
                                                      II.............

E|----------2-------0--------------|---------------------------------|
B|----------3-------2--------------|----------3-------2-------2------|
G|----------2-------2--------------|------------------2=============-|
D|--0===============--------2------|--0------------------------------|
A|------------------0=============-|--2------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------2=============-|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   p       a       a       p         i       a       m       m
            m       m                 p               i
            i       i                                 p
            p       p

L           2       3       1         1       2       1       1
            3       2                                 1
            1                                         1

[55]G              D                 G/E            A

E|----------7-------5--------------|--------------0-----------0------|
B|--0-------8-------7--------------|----------0-------2--------------|
G|--0-----------------------2------|--0---------------2=============-|
D|--0---------------0=============-|--0---------------2=============-|
A|---------------------------------|------------------0=============-|
E|--3------------------------------|--0===============---------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a       a       a       i         m       m   a   a       a
    m       m       m                 i               m
    i               p                 p               i
    p                                                 p
L   1       2       1       2                         3
            3       3                                 2
                                                      1

[57]D

E|--2====================----------|
B|--3====================----------|
G|--2====================----------|
D|--0====================----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

R   a,m,i,p
L   2,3,1


Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Grade 4-Late intermediate
Johann Pachebel is German like Bach and is a master of the organ.
Pachelbel met the Bach family in Eisenach and became the teacher
of Johann Christoph Bach, the older brother of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Canon in D is a Wedding classic alongside with Bach's Jesu, Joy of
Man's Desiring. Canon in D is the most famous piece
of music by Johann Pachelbel. It was written in or around 1680, during
the Baroque period, as a piece of chamber music for three violins and
basso continuo, but has since been arranged for a wide variety of
ensembles. The Canon was originally paired with a gigue in the same
key. American film director Robert Redford used the piece as the main
theme for his 1980 Academy Award-winning film Ordinary People.

Technique
56 unique bars. Play once.
Some barre chords. mostly Bm and F#m on the 2nd fret.
T=thumb, subsitute with 1(index) if uncomfortable.
Basic chord progression is D-A-Bm-F#m-G-D-G-A. This song has a mirror
image start and end where chords at a higher octave are played. Easy
to play with a duet instrument. Passages can be interchanged easily.
Song can go on as long as you want provided you keep to the same chord
progression. You can even play the same passage twice but start slow.
Midway thru the song Bar[25] onward...more notes! Keep in time with the
tempo by playing and holding the root chord note so you won't get lost.

Tips
Memorize D-A-Bm-F#m-G-D-G-A. If you mess up, remember the progression
and you will be ok.

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