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Pachelbel's Canon in the 21st Century

  1. May 11, 2006 #1
    This is a must hear! :biggrin:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=551670992127427964 [Broken]
     
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  3. May 11, 2006 #2
    This is the most maligned and misabused composition of all time. I didn't follow the link - just reading the thread title makes me physically ill.
     
  4. May 11, 2006 #3
    Blues Traveler's song Hook was set to the Pachelbel Canon
     
  5. May 11, 2006 #4

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    If they mangled one of the most soothing classical pieces of all time, it's not a "must hear", it's a "musn't hear". At *any* cost. I'm not bothering to let the link load, I don't want it to spoil my memory of the piece.

    On a related topic, I've found it difficult to find a truly good rendition of the Canon, most of them are too "staccato" for my taste. Anyone have suggestions please?
     
  6. May 11, 2006 #5
    Tomita had a good rendition if you like sythesizer type music.
     
  7. May 11, 2006 #6

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    No way, I'm looking for good old traditional arrangements.
     
  8. May 11, 2006 #7
    Ok, may be I'm not as "refined" as some of you are. I never said it was good. This is something like going through a crackpot theorist's website once in a while just to have a good laugh. If you don't like doing that either, then please accept my apologies.
     
  9. May 11, 2006 #8
    I think that's pretty cool. Definitely doesn't sound bad. The vibratos were a bit shoddy at the beginning, but that kid is really good and I definitely wouldn't say he ruined it. Thanks for the link. I'd relate it to Joe Satriani and Tony MacAlpine in terms of how it was redone, obviously not as smooth as they'd do it though.
     
  10. May 11, 2006 #9
    Good music piece, Unfortunately done to death
     
  11. May 11, 2006 #10
    He does a good job of making it a rock song. It's actually not all that bad for some kid. Oh, and he is playing incredibly well, not easy what hes doing.
     
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  12. May 11, 2006 #11
    It's quite decent. I came in thinking I'd hate it so it must be pretty good.

    Man ... this song was cutting edge in the late 1600s
     
  13. May 11, 2006 #12
    Sounds surprisingly familiar to...
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1491516901670441597 [Broken]
    ;)

    This guy is a lot better.
     
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  14. May 11, 2006 #13
    I like it. :smile:

    I actually bought a music CD for a friend last Christmas called Beethoven's Last Night by the group Trans Siberian Orchestra; bought a collection of Christmas songs by them as well for myself. The group takes older songs and makes them into rock.
     
  15. May 11, 2006 #14
    Whaa?

    Nope.
     
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  16. May 12, 2006 #15
    Yeah I agree that second guy is a lot more stilited than the first one. They're both damn good at guitar, but the first one had the notes following one another more smoothly.
     
  17. May 12, 2006 #16

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    No need to apologise, I'm not "refined" either! :rofl:

    I listen to Tool, A Perfect Circle and Dream Theater.

    I was a complete metal head back in the day, listening to Slayer, Sepultura, Anthrax, Kreator et al. So I wouldn't call myself refined by any stretch.

    I just like to keep my musical genres somewhat separate. I also love (non-operatic) classical music in its own right. But when I even see someone trying to butcher the same with rock instruments, I get a little unsettled. It's just me. :smile:
     
  18. May 12, 2006 #17
    Really? I thought just the opposite, the second guy seems to be able to play far more smoothly.... Whatever :/

    Did you listen to the entire thing? At first, he might be playing slightly worse I suppose.

    EDIT: Also, the first guy plays a simpler version. I like the more complicated one from the second guy :)

    EDIT2: Is it just me or is the first guys guitar slightly out of tune?
     
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  19. Sep 11, 2006 #18
    Neutrino: the fusion of the intemporal beauty and simplicity of the PAchelbel Canon with the vitality and energy of the speed metal is (what can I say??) superb, excellent, really moving.

    I am not a teenager, and I play more or less the George Winston version in piano. So you could think I would scorn this metalic version but I have to say that it is really enliving, fantastic!!!
     
  20. Sep 11, 2006 #19
    Oh, and by the way, the guy who plays on the link I posted is the original. He has some other amazing stuff as well.
     
  21. Sep 11, 2006 #20

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    Says he didn't have any other videos.
     
  22. Sep 11, 2006 #21

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    The first guy is better, we know it.

    Here's his first try at the song, he messed up a few times, but rather unnoticeably. Check it out at 1:49. :rofl:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=LaU5T5OsgWA&mode=related&search=

    Apparently this song is very difficult to play. 1849 Overture or something or other.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Se12JGfpCdY&mode=related&search=

    He is really good man!

    I liked this one too. "The Loner," original by Gary Moore
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6wC7nsYSh4A

    The best non pro fingerwork I've seen on the internet (Crazy Train's solo, Eruption)
    [MEDIA=youtube]MZogFCT0K7g[/MEDIA]&mode=related&search=[/URL]
    [PLAIN][MEDIA=youtube]ijnCh3mKpb0[/MEDIA]&mode=related&search=[/URL]

    And the God of guitar, Eddie van Halen, live (0:33 is where it really starts)
    [PLAIN][MEDIA=youtube]WiW_00uPOvw[/MEDIA]&mode=related&search=[/URL]
     
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  23. Sep 12, 2006 #22
    Can someone tell me why the Canon is so popular with these people?! :confused:

    Just look at the playlist in the first link Mk provided (previous post).
     
  24. Sep 12, 2006 #23
    I think the question should be: why the melody of Pachelbel’s canon moves people of any country, any age, any musical background?

    If you have not been overexposed to it, its probably that some of its versions touches you. It seems that its original tune was in “Do mayor” (excuse, I dont know the equivalence in your american musical scale). May be this has something to do with its simplicity and beauty. I heared it first in George Winston arrangement for piano. Now I play such version, though not flawless.

    So you got an almost universally moving classical melody and a really damn good arrangement in speed metal instruments. The kids are naturally interested...
     
  25. Sep 12, 2006 #24
    Probably the same can be said about the http://youtube.com/results?search_query=moonlight+sonata&search=Search"? Although, most of the videos feature the actual version, you can find jazz versions, too. :yuck:

    Never mind. Neither am I American nor do I have any idea of musical scales. :biggrin:
     
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  26. Sep 12, 2006 #25
    Yes, a very high number of "Canon playings videos" refer to the rock version. That's because the larger portion of "You tube" viewers and listeners are beginning their twenties, I think... but you can also find the George Winston, played by himself. The "Chocotiger"'s version is also very nice.

    I would like to describe the emotions the Winston arrangement produces, at least at me (serenity and peace and all that), but I am not good in english.
     
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