Pachelbel’s Canon in D for Guitar (Free PDF)

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). YouTube Video lesson Link (4k). Arranged for classical or fingerstyle guitar. A simple arrangement in drop D tuning around the Intermediate (Grade 5) level. This has been arranged for use in weddings and gigs or for students. 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. If playing this at a wedding you will want to stop when the bride reaches the altar, you can end immediately by playing a D chord after any double barline. If you want a very simple start, play the bassline on its own before beginning. FYI, check out this article on how to play at weddings. Join the Email Newsletter to get updates on free sheet music and more. Help support the site & free music.

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