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Canon in D (for Guitar)



 Genre: Classical

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This is one of my most favorite classical tunes. I posted it here a while back, but this is a different version. Last time I used only the pencil tool in Garageband v.1.0... Took about five HOURS...hahahahaha... So I got smart and figured I'd do a guitar version, instead of note fer note like a mad man... ;)

Anywayz, I hope I didn't muck this tune up too bad, like I said it is one of my favorites..


Original by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

New arrangement by ronnielong aka James M. Thatcher II

Guitars: Ronnielong
"String section": Ronnielong

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Uploaded: Oct 11, 2005 - 08:28:03 PM
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Magritte said 4997 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Nice updating of a very familiar tune
I started playing this expecting yet another same-old version and was pleasantly surprised by something different. Lovely guitar playing. The opening fade-in might be a little too gentle; I thought the file wasn't playing at first.
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packosmokes said 4997 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Pachelbel with soul
Only kvetch I got is it seemed too short... especially since this song is
all about that slow build. This guitar version is great, though. Definitely
adds a human flavor to it. Good on ya!
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said 4997 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Beautifully played
I really enjoyed the listen
Mystified said 4997 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
In university we used to jokingly call this 'The Taco Bell Canon' (as
opposed to the Pachelbel Canon...) because it was so widely used on TV/
radio commercials, etc.
But you've done something really great and given it a nice, personal 'voice'
outside the syrupy strings that usually accompany this composition.
Refreshing, beautiful.
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bronco said 4997 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
Melodic Guitar
Love to hear people go in a different direction and try something new.
Of course, I am prejudiced because low volume, melodic flatpicked
guitar is one of my favorite genres. You have done a very nice job on
this and of course didn't muck it up but did it proud! I would love to
hear some more in this direction, perhaps an original tune?
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jgurner said 4996 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
This is also one of my favorites and I'm always interested in hearing
different interpretations. This one was very nice. Lots of little subtile
touches that give this a unique twist. Enjoyed it very much.
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obbster said 4989 days ago (October 20th, 2005)
Nice track.
this is good. Nice and gentle guitar playing.

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alley-oop said 4988 days ago (October 21st, 2005)
Favorite music
This is favorite of mine, too. Mr. L Very nice.Your touch makes this
work so well. I don't know if I've ever heard to play something this
gentle, But you got the chops here. I like it alot
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said 4986 days ago (October 23rd, 2005)
Very Nice
and very unexpected. I love your playing here, it's got soul.
thetiler said 4978 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
sweet ronnie
Like that rhythm, nice melody, like that ovation sound. Sorry I didn't see
this sooner. Very nice style here, like the comtemorary feel of it too.


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jjm said 4977 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
sweet ronnie
this is an amazing piece and i love it i can't stop listining to it
screaming.org said 4968 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
It's funny. I really like baroque music. preludes, canons, fugues, tocattas,
you name it.

I haven't heard much outside of J.S. Bach, though...except for this
particular Johann Pachebel Canon in D, which I started out really liking as
a kid, but grew to detest as an adult...probably because of over-exposure.

You know what? I really, really like your version. It strikes a really great
balance between being true to the original and being fresh.

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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4651 days ago (September 23rd, 2006)
very nicely executed
This is a very interested take on the original. Is this mostly improv'd, or did you write out the guitar part first? Just curious. The guitar playing is very, very good, but there are a few instances where I thought the levels fluctuated a bit beyond what I'd expect from you (since you're such a damn good guitarist!). Even so, a little flaw here and there gives something like this character. Very soulfelt piece - excellent work!

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Shimky said 4482 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
You have a very good ear, my son. Beautiful rendition!
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jamielynn1104 said 4372 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
I absolutely love this!! You took a song that I loved and made it even better!
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