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    Pachelbel's Canon - Let's Hear Your Interpretation

    Recently we conducted a fun experiment. We asked forum members to provide their interpretations on Bach's Air on a G String and about 20 versions were posted! http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...802#post180802 It was interesting to hear how various orchestral elements, instrumentation and styles could make such a difference with the same work. This exercise showed us a great deal and broadened the way we looked at a piece of music.

    Let's do this again - This time with Pachelbel's Canon!

    This can be a great learning exercise. It's easy enough for those getting started and solid enough to take artistic liberties. Feel free to do a traditional version, or raggae, hip hop, Miles Davis version, or other interesting version.

    Here's a MIDI file to get started with:

    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/Canon-in-D.mid

    Looking forward to hearing your interpretations.

    Gary Garritan

    (PS Thanks to Nicole for providing the MIDI file )

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    Too bad I'm working overtime on the Overture Tutorial, I'd love to participate.

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    Holy crap Gary that is awesome, we finally get to hear some of your work
    LOL!!

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    what a coincidence!!!
    i have already did this tune in the past with three electric guitar, before ai purchased GPO!

    http://www.alchemystudio.it/mp3/KanonD-Dur.mp3

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    I've played this piece a few hundred times too often! There's a joke among string players; "I dreamed I was playing Pachelbel's Canon, and when I woke up, I was." (Also told of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Handel's Messiah.)
    Dan Powers
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    Hi Gary, I remember reading that Stock, Aitken and Waterman (remember the three middle-aged British songwriters?) admitting that they shamelessly stole the chord progression to that song for many of their hits.

    Just some useless trivia.
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    Re: Pachelbel's Canon - Let's Hear Your Interpretation

    Quote Originally Posted by danpowers
    I've played this piece a few hundred times too often! There's a joke among string players; "I dreamed I was playing Pachelbel's Canon, and when I woke up, I was." (Also told of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Handel's Messiah.)
    I know what you mean Dan. As a harpist, I played this piece too many times. My children used to call it Taco Bell's Canon.

    Francesco had already submitted his Canon which he did by ear:



    Everyone who participates gets a GPO T-shirt. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with.

    Gary Garritan

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    Hey... this should be fun !!! This is one of my favorite classical pieces.

    Ok... i'll admit, I'll only particpate couse of the t-shirt


    Ron

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    Re: Pachelbel's Canon - Let's Hear Your Interpretation

    Is anyone going to help get Francesco's head out of that canon? He's been stuck there for a couple of months now right?
    Styxx

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    no one is tring this??
    the music is one of the most worderful i ever listened to, expecially the final part...
    this is my try with 100% GPO, full string section, several woodwinds (flute, oboe, english horn) and a solo violin.
    i hope you like my arrangement... it was a sort of "exercise" (i'm a beginner...) to let the various instruments "dialogue" between them

    http://www.alchemystudio.it/mp3/Kanon_D-Dur.mp3

    next week i'll upload also the revised air on fourth string...

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