Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel (guitar tabs included)



Canon in D is the most popular piece of music by Johann Pachelbel.   

It is particularly well known for its chord progression, which is widely used in popular music.  Often played at weddings too, it remains a timeless classic. 

Here are the Canon in D guitar tabs for those of you interested. Wait a minute, it is a must-learn! It is afterall the main arsenal to make girls go weak in their knees! 

And for those looking for a greater challenge, here is Trace Bundy’s version.  Have fun!

Interesting fact:  Did u know that Valley of the Damned (by dragonforce) in which I posted earlier, uses the same chord progression as Canon in D? 


12 responses to “Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel (guitar tabs included)

  1. stupid fucking piece of shit coz it wont give me the giutar tabs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hello

    Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!


  3. the tab is there read the paragraph under the viedo

  4. awesome!

  5. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  6. whoa! been looking for this tab!! thanks for the link

  7. Am I the only person to think that “Hotel California” is the same progression as Canon in D but in a minor key. I am trying to play the bass lines side by side.

  8. I’m a wedding musician (pianist/organist) in Nashville TN and play this piece all the time. I really like your arrangement and excellent technique. Thank you!

  9. the tab under the paragraph doesn’t match the song the guy is playing you can find the actul tab at

  10. Thanks everyone for your comments … keep em’ coming!

    And Shirozora for pointing Trace Bundy’s guitar tabs of Canon in D …

    Now … those of you looking for a real technical challenge can always try the added new link … Have fun!

  11. just try to play this…thanks

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