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Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D for Classical Guitar - Free Music, Tab and Sheet Music

Updated on February 8, 2012
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Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) was a Baroque composer, organist and teacher. His most famous piece is the Canon in D Major, which is regularly played at weddings and included on classical music compilations. The Canon has been arranged for various instruments and ensembles.  Here is how the piece sounds on classical guitar.

Pachelbel's Canon in D on Classical Guitar

Recordings of Pachelbel's Canon for Guitar

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet has also recorded a fantastic interpretation of this piece. It is available from I own this recording and highly recommend it.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Free Tab and Sheet Music for Pachelbel's Canon in D

If you are a guitarist who is interested in playing this piece then I recommend getting the tab and sheet music for free from one of these sources.


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      Laurel Rogers 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Thank you!!!

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great stuff. My first time - love it


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      Edward Zhang 5 years ago from Bay Area, CA

      I love Canon in D! It's such a nice relaxing piece! You should play it in the office sometime Ari

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Ari Lamstein, What a beautiful, gorgeous, stunning performance of a piece which goes through phases in which it's heard everywhere and then nowhere! It's my usual tendency to respect the original musical instrument for which the composition is intended. But the transcription is effective and the performance excellent so I sought to show support for classical guitar playing.

      Thank you for sharing, voted up + all,


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      rp 5 years ago

      I love Canon in D! Where can I get a free tab arranged by Mr. Per-Olov Kindgren? My email, tycoonrpAThotmail thank you.

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      chris 5 years ago

      Reminds me of a brook in spring time,nice playing Mr.Kindgren,and johann pachelbel is a composer who is totally OUT OF THIS WORLD.Its like he got this piece from paradise.Classical music is the best.Love it.

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      Marty Oliver 4 years ago

      phenomenal, and thank you for sharing with us. Warm regards, Marty

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      Charles Higham 4 years ago

      SO glad to have the music, now I must practice, many thanks


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      sccanseco 4 years ago

      I love classical guitar, and I love Pachelbel's Canon in D. This rendition by Per-Olov Kindgren is just beautiful. Very nice Hub. Cheers!

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      Ari Lamstein 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Thanks so much sccanseco! Please check out some of my other Hubs about classical guitar music. If you liked this one, you might like the others too!

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      Myguitar 22 months ago

      Thanks for sheet keys bro :)

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      Thanpam alexander zimik 17 months ago

      Your music is immortal.

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