How to Play Canon in D Pachelbel Piano Tutorial Lesson

Step by step FULL piano tutorial lesson on how to play Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. (Complete Full Song Video Guide – All Parts Free Practice Piano Tutorial)

In this video you will be able to understand how to practice to improve your speed and accuracy while being as musical as possible. I will explain in detail melodies and chords slowly, section by section and part by part separately. How to play and perform Pachelbel’s Canon in D. How to become a pianist in 40 min! Enjoy!

Notation and Chords Explained:
D Major scale and chords. Inversions and fingering. Harmony based introductory part Chord Progression: D Major – A Major – B minor – F# minor – G Major – D Major – G Major – A Major. Points of tension, release and resting.

4/4 Time Signature Explained 1-2-3-4 Bass Patterns with the left hand. Left hand pattern made up of Quarter Notes.

Whole Notes, Half Notes, Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Triplets, sixteenth Notes explained.

The Chords from the Scale are D Major, E minor, F# minor, G Major, A Major, B minor, C# diminished. Understanding melodies an its relationship to the chords. Playing the melody with single notes. Playing the melodies with 3rds.

Melody Explained without ornaments and with ornaments.
Melody and Chords Played Slowly. (Separate hands)
Points of tension and release on different patterns.
Relating melodies and chords.

Piano Technique Explained: Arpeggios Chords & Scales.

Analyzing the movements of the hands:
1- Up – Down Movements.
2- In – Out Movements. (Small fingers in movement and long fingers out movement)
3- Rotation.
4- Speed Playing.

Hand Coordination:
Putting in all together?
Accenting, Phrasing, and Touch.
p (Piano) vs sf (Forzando)
Melody and Chords played slowly.
Playing in reference to the beat.
Combining the 3 movements discussed.
Rhythm – Study, Practice Tips and Independence.

Melody Line Phrasing:
Crescendo – Diminuendo Explained
Voicing a 2 melody line with the background.
Progression using major, minor, diminished and 7th chords. Dissonant and consonant intervals.

Piano Technique Explained:
Finger Independence and Rotation. Using broken triads.

Rhythm Explained:
4/4 (1-2-3-4)

Melody Explained without ornaments and with ornaments.
Melody and Chords Played Slowly.
Points of tension and release on different patterns.
Relating melodies and chords.
3rds and 6ths technique and coordination.
Bending Notes.
Maintaining the Rhythm. Accenting, Phrasing and Touch. Pausing before a sf (forzando) on Pachelbel’s music.
Relaxing and quickly closing your hand. Practicing with different rhythms.

Hand Coordination: Doing it all together.
Practicing tips. Doing different rhythms and working from opposites.
Grouping and watching thumb movements on fast passages.

Accenting, Phrasing, Touch and Pedaling.
All Chord Progressions Explained.

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