June 06, 2006
Pachelbel's Canon on the Electric Guitar
One of my all time favorite songs would have to be Pachelbel's Canon in D Major. You haven't heard anything if you can't feel the strings vibrate through to your bones. You know... when it sends a shiver down your spine and you go all tingley. It is one of the few songs I have heard in my life that has actually made me almost come to tears, when I heard it played by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as a kid.
Today I came across an amazing interpretation done on a guitar on YouTube. And no, this isn't a classical acoustic one. Some guy in his bedroom playing his rendition on an electric guitar. You have to go check it out.
All I can say is "WOW".
Posted by SilverStr at June 6, 2006 05:40 PM
Do you know anything about the player? He looks to be about 13.
The arrangement sounds vauguely familiar, but if the kid did it himself . . .
This is a copy-cat video.
In the begining of the video, he credits "JerryC" with the arangement. It is actually "Jerryl" in an odd font on the origional video.
Whoops! It is actually JerryC. www.jerryc.tw
Another interesting guitar guy is Zack Kim. www.zackkim.com
There are a lot of copycat performances on google video. Just search "Cannon D" and you'll see a lot of partials and different attempts at this particular arrangement.
I agree that it's good stuff :)
I played this song for my sister's wedding... at one point I had the whole piece memorized for the organ.
More info on the song at:
And you'll see JerryC listed at the bottom.
I still prefer it when played on piano or electronic organ though!