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How to Play Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (Guitar Lesson)

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David Wallimann

Canon in D

David Wallimann teaches his own version of the classic song, "Canon in D."

Taught by David Wallimann in Songs with David Wallimann seriesLength: 54:30Difficulty: 3.5 of 5

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luluxiululuxiu replied on May 22nd, 2013

nice lesson may i hava the tab of the backingtrack?

tesketeske replied on November 28th, 2011

wow dave that is beautiful thanks for the lesson

rgrant3rgrant3 replied on November 20th, 2011

Fantastic lesson, well delivered at a perfect pace (for me). Terrific teacher.

siegbsiegb replied on July 2nd, 2011

very smooth, very pleasant and what a guitar!

nagimysorenagimysore replied on February 15th, 2011

Dave..Hello...I had a quick question. This is excellent stuff. However though the Supplemental content does have tabs but they dont seem to be the same as the lessons that you have...what am I missing. I am Scene 4 and I cant seem to find the tablature...

nagimysorenagimysore replied on February 15th, 2011

My apologies...Pl ignore that

robharprobharp replied on December 16th, 2010

Wow. ths is awesome dude. I just found this and I now am compelled to learn it.

dave_irishmandave_irishman replied on November 9th, 2010

Beautiful playing Dave, really enjoyed it!

obsttellerobstteller replied on July 6th, 2010

Where i could find the accords for the backing track?

imsonglensaimsonglensa replied on April 2nd, 2010

before i learn this, should i learn the basics of the guitar, scales, chords... thx

orlando77orlando77 replied on April 2nd, 2010

of course! check the phase 1 and learn all or lots of chords and scales! don't try to memorize song without understanding them like I did for very long..

fjaycfjayc replied on February 24th, 2010

great guitar playing! i would really like to play the chords to this. are there cords with tabs available? thanks

kimberajkimberaj replied on February 12th, 2010

wow incredible! great lesson dave!!

swacswac replied on December 28th, 2009

great lesson very good

matt890camatt890ca replied on December 26th, 2009

What would you recomend for pedals/amp settings for this sound. I just can't seem to get it right. Thanks.

David.WallimannDavid.Wallimann replied on December 27th, 2009

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments! I used a factory preset from my boss GT8 pedalboard... A little delay, a bit of reverb, a tiny bit of overdrive too...

zenabi87zenabi87 replied on December 26th, 2009

what kind of gear do you have? i might be able to help you

mmillermmiller replied on December 26th, 2009

Great lesson! Only thing is that a guitar without fret dots makes it harder to follow...

luvmyyairiluvmyyairi replied on December 25th, 2009

oops just saw it will be posted soon sorry. Thanks I'll be watching out for it.

jboothjbooth replied on December 26th, 2009

Yeah, sorry about that, basically David doesn't have a computer until Monday and he wanted to make sure it was all accurate with the video itself.

mattbrownmattbrown replied on December 26th, 2009

Sounds great! Looking forward to the next one!

luvmyyairiluvmyyairi replied on December 25th, 2009

Love it! I've always loved that song. Is there tab to print out for this one? You play beautifully!

animooanimoo replied on December 25th, 2009

What an amazing and complete guitar lesson ;) Thank you !

jpfanboyjpfanboy replied on December 25th, 2009

Awsome first video lesson!!! Can't wait for next one ;)!!

J.artmanJ.artman replied on December 25th, 2009

Awesome lesson Walliman! So glad to finally see a recorded lesson by you. Merry Christmas!

klomtklomt replied on December 25th, 2009

Fantastic David Great Job!!!!!

eduartboudewijneduartboudewijn replied on December 25th, 2009

Congratz on your first lesson David ;)

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on December 24th, 2009

what a beautiful rendition!! nice David!!!

midway199midway199 replied on December 24th, 2009

Yay David!

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on December 24th, 2009

Great David!

zenabi87zenabi87 replied on December 24th, 2009

thanks nessa!! this is really great!! Merry Christmas to you all!

zenabi87zenabi87 replied on December 24th, 2009

wow dave!!! really nice!!! i really dig this one

jboothjbooth replied on December 24th, 2009

His Collective Soul - Shine lesson we will have up next week is also freakin good. LOVE THE WALLIMANN :)

nessanessa replied on December 24th, 2009


nessanessa replied on December 24th, 2009

The tab will be posted soon after the holiday weekend. Thanks for your patience. :)

Songs with David Wallimann

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

David Wallimann explores some of his favorite songs in this phase 3 lesson series.

Lesson 1

Canon in D

David Wallimann teaches his own version of the classic song, "Canon in D."

Length: 54:30 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 2


David Wallimann teaches the classic rocker "Shine" by Collective Soul. This lesson features the entire song, including the lead and backing tracks.

Length: 56:41 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Don't Fear the Reaper

David Wallimann and Mark Lincoln team up for a two part lesson on "Don't Fear the Reaper" by the Blue Oyster Cult. Learn both an electric and acoustic version in this fascinating lesson.

Length: 81:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Are You Gonna Be My Girl

David Wallimann and Mark Lincoln team up to teach the classic Jet rocker "Are You Gonna Be My Girl." This lesson features both an acoustic and electric version.

Length: 44:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

I Can See You Through The Clouds

David Wallimann smashes this original song into the clouds. Entitled "I Can See You Through The Clouds," David teaches all the amazing finger work in this song.

Length: 73:15 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Duke Nukem Theme

David Wallimann teaches the Duke Nukem theme by Megadeth.

Length: 40:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

It's Time You Learned About Goodbye

David Wallimann teaches Alan Jackson's hit country song "It's Time You Learned About Goodbye".

Length: 38:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

In this lesson David Wallimann teaches the classic song from Alan Jackson "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."

Length: 39:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About David Wallimann View Full Biography David was born in Aix-en-Provence, South France in 1977. At the age of 15, he picked up the guitar and started developing a true love for instrumental music and composition.

In 1999 he was recognized by Ibanez for his promising musical achievements and received an artist endorsement. That early recognition in David's musical career encouraged him to consecrate more time on crafting his musical art and apply to the school of modern music Artist' in Cavaillon, France. He received a full scholarship there where he graduated with honors.

In 2001, David won first place for the Tal Farlow French national jazz contest which gave him a full paid scholarship to the CMA school of modern music in Valenciennes, France. He graduated specializing in advance guitar with honors.

Following his school years, David spent the next 5 years working with several bands recording, writing and playing shows in France and Belgium. It's during that time that Wallimann was exposed to the world of progressive rock which opened new doors to his musical creativity.

Deep inside the Mind is his first release as a solo artist in which he exposes his Christian faith. The album was well received in the specialized press and was compared several times to some of Frank Zappa's approach to music adding an element of humor to deep subjects.

In 2005 he joined the internationally renown progressive band Glass Hammer based in Chattanooga, TN. He released several studio albums and live DVDs with the band.

David is today working on his next upcoming solo release and is also spending quite a bit of time teaching guitar in his studio and online at JamPlay.

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