Canon in D for Guitar
by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Level: Intermediate (RCM 4 or 5)
Sheet Music: Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Notation [free PDF] or TAB
Here’s a free sheet music PDF and video lesson of Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) arranged for guitar. This has been arranged for use in weddings, gigs, or special events. The opening has arpeggios mixed in with the bass to keep the movement going since the original can sound bland on the guitar. I’ve tried to keep it simple and short enough to sight-read at gigs yet provide some of the classic and recognizable sections of the work. I’ve made a free notation version so please enjoy. The TAB version has a small cost to help pay for the site. FYI, if you’re terrified of playing weddings you should check out this article on how to play at weddings. Join the Email Newsletter to get updates on free sheet music and more. Please consider donating to the site to keep the happy level up.
Video Link & Source: https://youtu.be/G_vNTve8iDo