Pachelbel’s Canon in D on Electric Guitar to the nth power!

I once blogged about JerryC’s rendition of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D which is one of my favorite classical piano pieces even before JerryC made Canon Rock popular which I posted in my blog last February 19, 2006.

Today, there are like hundreds of people doing their own style of JerryC’s arrangement. Some just playing the exact same thing, some not that quite proficient, and others somewhat at the same level. Others even with their practice errors, all posting them on video sites. I just decided to look at some and I found some that had their own unique twist to it.

Original arrangement of the classical music Canon in D played by JerryC himself.

By Funtwo, nothing different in how he played it, but he was one of the early people who posted his version so many people found out about it that kind of made him famous in his country, Korea.

Canon in D with no background music

Acoustic guitar versions: Have a hard time with Canon in D? So make it Canon in C! *LOL*

Better acoustic guitar version of Canon in D

So far the best acoustic guitar version of Canon in D I have seen by Trace Bundy

I don’t know how that tapping will sound without that microphone. Sound good but I think that should sound a little weaker without the mic.

Best non-modified Canon in D on the acoustic guitar I have seen

Bass guitar in the dark playing Canon in D

More skilled bass guitar player with his version of Canon in D

Not a Canon Rock Version, but playing the actual Canon in D, as a duet on the keyboards and guitar.

Canon Rock duet with a saxophone.

When the sax plays lead, reminds me of Walt Disney cartoons, like it is a horn of a car or something like that. *LOL*

Also not Canon Rock. Just plain Canon in D. By a group of acoustic guitar players. I found it boring.

Not just any ordinary Canon Rock copy cat. He has his own thing going on, which I think compliment JerryC’s version pretty well.

A funny comment on this video was talking about Asians. Because it is like every Asian guitar player seems to know Canon in D *LOL*

JerryC performing with his C Band in Taiwan

Funniest Canon in D Fake version

Another Version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Canon in D has been used many times as I have mention in my previous post. And good friend of mine Louie Morales has decided to send me an mp3 of the song but it does not seem to be complete, but good enough. And I did not listen to it right away since I though I would feel like I have listened to this song to much already that any version may not sound that impressive compared to the first time I heard the song Canon in D by Pachelbel. But this acapella version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D is just different that it still find this song very nice to listen to over and over.

9 and 11 string bass guitar? Pachelbel’s Canon in D on Electric Guitar?

I basically play the piano/keyboards and has a good understanding of how to play the guitar, but I do not consider myself an excellent player like some other friends I have. But still this is also one of the things I like doing. So my interest was drawn to two videos I found online.

9 and 11 String Bass Guitar Player Jean Baudin Plays Mario

I found this video of Jean Baudin. He plays the bass guitar, and one thing unusual with his bass is it has more than 4 strings. To me it looks like a lead guitar with some extra bass strings. He plays it so proficiently that it looks like he is not using a bass guitar at all and all his fingers are all plucking away. Below is a video of him playing Mario.

Not everything he plays sounds like that. Actually he has some pretty cool guitar bass solos on his MySpace account. The bass solos Vanishing and Frosty Acres are really cool. Jeff Baudin’s official website is on

Classical Music Canon in D of Pachelbel – Rock Version by JerryC

Being a piano player, I really like Canon in D by Pachelbel. Not everyone knows classical music, but Canon in D is used often in many TV commercials I have seen. I remember one commercial of a Bank and many commercials of baby related products like milk and diapers. I remember some popular flash animation that circulated the Internet one time that was about the 7-day creation of the Christian belief that also used the same music. And it is my first time to see a version on the electric guitar by some dude named JerryC. Canon in D is one of my favorites and this JerryC guy did a good job in giving it a touch of rock.

JerryC’s is from Taiwan and his official website is

Related Links

About Pachelbel’s Canon on Wikipedia