Canon in D by Pachelbel for Guitar (PDF)
Canon in D for Guitar by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) - Free PDF Sheet Music for Classical Guitar. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. Drop-D tuning (6th string tuned down to D, see video). Level: Intermediate (Grade 5). This is a PDF Download.
Here's a free sheet music PDF of Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) arranged for guitar. This has been arranged for use in weddings, gigs, or special events. The opening has arpeggios mixed in with the bass to keep the movement going since the original can sound bland on the guitar. 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. You can also find the tab as a hardcopy in my Classical Guitar Tab book on Amazon. Here's the YouTube Video Lesson Link if you'd like to watch it there.
Video Performance & Lesson
Also see other gig and wedding classics:
- Bach: Air ‘On the G String’ for Guitar, Gr.4, Baroque, Notation or TAB
- Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Gr.4, Baroque, Notation or TAB
- Bach: Prelude - Cello Suite BWV 1007, Gr.7, Baroque, Notation or TAB
- Schubert: Ave Maria, Gr.4, Romantic, Notation or TAB