CANON IN D – Easy Arrangement – Full Tutorial with TABS – Fingerstyle Guitar

Canon in D performed by Robert Lunn

This guitar lesson is of an easy arrangement I made of Pachelbel’s Canon in D. I have made two arrangements of this over the years- this one, and a harder version. This is a popular song and I have played this so many times at weddings over the years.

Johann Pachelbel originally composed this for 3 violins and basso continuo. Most arrangements I hear aren’t an actual canon. Most are either passacaglia’s (repeated bass lines) or chaconne’s (repeated chord progressions). Somehow, Passacaglia in D doesn’t have the same ring to it! Haha.

Anyways, it’s a great piece of music. As a composer, I wish I had written this piece. I hope you enjoy the teaching video. The standard notation and tabs can be seen in the video. For more videos like this please visit my guitar school found at my website.