Pachelbel’s Canon on Guitar

Filed as News on August 27, 2006 6:50 pm

Today’s New York Times highlights the cover of Pachelbel’s Canon by a Youtube guitarist named funtwo:

Eight months ago a mysterious image showed up on YouTube, the video-sharing site that now shows more than 100 million videos a day. A sinewy figure in a swimming-pool-blue T-shirt, his eyes obscured by a beige baseball cap, was playing electric guitar. Sun poured through the window behind him; he played in a yellow haze. The video was called simply ‘€œguitar.’€? A black-and-white title card gave the performer’€™s name as funtwo.

This video, not to put too fine a point on it, rocks…

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  1. By John Evans (SYNTAGMA) posted on August 28, 2006 at 5:17 am
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    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Matt.

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  3. By preacher posted on August 28, 2006 at 4:56 pm
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    Someone get this kidan agent!

  4. By Matt posted on August 28, 2006 at 8:53 pm
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    If you search for “Canon” on YouTube, the writer of this rock version plays it as well. This is just a cover of it.

  5. By Bob the slob posted on August 29, 2006 at 10:53 am
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    There’s about a million amateurs who play at this level. What the hell is wrong with the media????? This style of 80s neo-classical is over 20 years old, too!

  6. By rachael posted on August 31, 2006 at 10:14 am
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    AMAZING this kid will go far. don’t care if it is a copy he very good. XX

  7. By Ekka posted on September 1, 2006 at 4:14 am
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    He’s good, but I picked up some quite obvious mistakes towards the end of the piece.

    Given a few more years and some discipline, he’ll be great.

  8. By Balena posted on September 5, 2006 at 6:51 pm
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    Well.. If you wanna see something, here is the SAME SHIT but by another guy in Taiwan supposedly. Thing is that all is just dubbing. NONE OF THEM REALLY DO IT:

    http://haltingpoint.blogspot.com/2006/08/rock-version-of-pachabels-canon-in-d.html