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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2001, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lesson 12: *Pachabel's Canon - sweep picking, tapping, arpeg

OK, this song is an old favorite for wedding and other gatherings. *Whether you knew it at the time or not, you have heard Pachabel's Canon. *It's based upon a few arpeggios and it is often played on piano, but it's a beautiful piece that we can use sweep picking and tapping on.

Here's the basic idea:
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----------15----------15------|---------10--------10-----|
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----16----------------------16|----11------------------11|
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so, as you can see, the basic idea here is to pedal through a number of different chords. *Before I tab out the whole song, let's add a little bit of detail here. *Some of you may have automatically seen that line and decided to sweep pick it, but if not, try it. *It will take a little work, especially on the next couple of lines as the arpeggio shape spreads out a little.

A few tips on sweeping
* keep you hold on the pick light
* drag it across the strings, not picking each one
* focus on making your fingerings as accurate as possible

Also, let's add a little tapping here too. *Look how I modified the original phrase.

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-------------14-17-t22-14---------|------------9-12-t21-9--------|
----------15--------------15------|---------10------------10-----|
-------14--------------------14---|-------9------------------9---|
----16--------------------------16|----11----------------------11|
-17-------------------------------|-12---------------------------|
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This along the lines of how I'm going to work up the final piece, although I'll probably add a few more little phrases...so let's do it..

PACHABEL'S CANON
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-------------14-17-t22-17-14-t24-17-14-t22-17-14--------|
----------15------------------------------------15------|
-------14------------------------------------------14---|
----16------------------------------------------------16|
-17-----------------------------------------------------|
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------------9-12-t21-12-9-t22-12-9-t21-12-9--------|
---------10---------------------------------10-----|
-------9---------------------------------------9---|
----11-------------------------------------------11|
-12------------------------------------------------|
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-------------10-14-t19-14-10-t21-14-10-t19-14-10------------|
----------12-------------------------------------12---------|
-------11-------------------------------------------11------|
----12-------------------------------------------------12---|
-14-------------------------------------------------------14|
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---------5-9-t17-9-5-t19-9-5-t17-9-5------|
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-----6---------------------------------6--|
---7-------------------------------------7|
-9----------------------------------------|
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----------7-10-t15-10-7-t14-10-7-t12-10-7------|
--------8---------------------------------8----|
------7-------------------------------------7--|
----9-----------------------------------------9|
-10--------------------------------------------|
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---------2-5-t14-5-2-t15-5-2-t17-5-2------|
-------3-----------------------------3----|
-----2---------------------------------2--|
---4-------------------------------------4|
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----------7-10-t15-10-7-t17-10-7-t19-10-7------|
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------7-------------------------------------7--|
----9-----------------------------------------9|
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------------9-12-t17-12-9-t19-12-9-t21-12-9--------|
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----11-------------------------------------------11|
-12------------------------------------------------|
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Lesson 12: *Pachabel's Canon

Speaking of canon's, I remember a cool one.

It's from "Headcuttin' Duel" in the Crossroads Suite. *It's referred to as a "round", "circle" or "perpetual canon". *Use some heavy delay with a single note repeat on the first section (a la Vai) for that true Crossroads feel. *:-)
(*= bend up a 1/4 step)

Jack Butler:[font=courier]
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----|------------|---17-15-14-|-------------|
----|------------|------------|17-15*-------|
----|------------|------------|------17-15--|
----|------------|------------|-------------|
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Eugene:[font=courier]
------------|------------|12-14-15-17-|18-19--|
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---------12-|14----------|------------|-------|
----12-14---|------------|------------|-------|
--14--------|------------|------------|-------|
------------|------------|------------|-------|
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