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31 10 2007

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October 30, 2007

Johann Pachelbel – Canon in D Major (this is not “canon rock”! LOL)

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Listen to a sample of Dan’s take on Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major where he has interpreted the string quartet instrumentation with more than 50 multi-track overdubs utilizing just the electric guitar. (No, this is not “canon rock”! LOL)

**** Pachelbel – Canon in D Major – Download score – PDF

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About the Project::
Dan states: “Once again I have ventured into the land of “extreme overdubs”… After much experimentation it appears that in order to get a real thick sound a minimum of 3 overdubs per instrument does the trick! What would have been a very long time laying down tracks was condensed by the goodness of the “cut and paste” method within the pro tools software due to the nature of this piece being a canon where the melodies chase each other in succession.”

“After finishing the first violin’s part it seemed logical enough to me to at least give the method a try with the 2nd and 3rd chair violin parts. Much to my amazement all lines in the melodies interlocked with precision and grace just as Johann Pachelbel intended. Of course in true fashion, the piece ends with all instruments coming to agreement on the very last note as the 2nd and 3rd violin parts are truncated and by taking a close listen on my interpretation the last 4 bars overlap and finish in sequence.”

Gear::
“On this excursion I had favored my trusty Agile AS-820 Semi-Hollow (Gibson ES-335 clone that I was fortunate enough to acquire through Rondo Music just before Gibson made them stop production and change the body style, just like the highly collectable Ibanez “Les Paul” and “Flying V” clones of the late seventies that were extremely close to Gibson’s blueprints and patents as they were ordered to stop production by international law) and the Line6 Flextone3 XL amp…”

About Johann Pachelbel::
Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)Johann Pachelbel lived between 1653-1706. In 1671 at the age of 18, he moved to Vienna (Austria) where he became a student. In 1692 he moved to Nuremburg where he lived until his death in 1706.Pachelbel was organist at Erfurt, in the Thuringian region of Germany and his harmonizations of church chorales seem to have been inspirational to the young Johann Sebastian Bach, whose older brother, Johann Christoph Bach, had been Pachelbel’s organ student. Indeed, Pachelbel seems to have enjoyed close friendships with many members of the Bach family of musicians. Pachelbel served in the capelle in Eisenach, the home city of Ambrosius Bach and birthplace of his many children including Johann Sebastian and Johann Christoph, for a year in the 1670s. Pachelbel also stood as godfather for Ambrosius Bach’s daughter (Johann Sebastian’s sister) Johanna Judith Bach.In addition to the well-known Canon in D and numerous church hymn settings, Pachelbel wrote a considerable number of cantatas for the Lutheran church and chamber sonatas for various instruments, especially the violin.

**Canon (or Kanon) is when a piece of music is imitated and repeated. First one instrument or vocal starts with a piece of the melody. Then after a number of tones, a second instrument or vocal starts to repeat, or imitate, the first one, playing the exact same tones, but with a time delay. More instruments or vocals may fill in depending on the composers wishes.

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