Canon with LH-over texture

The advantage of knowing a chord sequence ‘inside out’ is that you can practice keyboard textures without having to think about WHICH notes to use!

The Canon Diaries LH-over study applies left-hand-over note technique to the chord sequence of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D, one of the best-loved chord sequences ever penned - and the basis of many, many pop hits.

The performance

 If you prefer, you can watch it on YouTube.

Musicarta’s Canon Project digital home study download teaches this ‘mother-lode' chord sequence, along with a host of practical keyboard chord skills. Check it out…

The CANON PROJECT

Pachelbel’s Canon in D is perhaps the most famous chord sequence of all time, and the basis of dozens of popular hits. If you can play and understand the Canon chord sequence, there isn’t much in popular music harmony you won’t be able to figure out! Its regular structure also makes it a great springboard for improvising and composition.

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Musicarta has two other home study packs designed to structure your efforts, maximise your progress and give a boost to your creative music-making.

They are:

The PYRAMIDS VARIATIONS

The Musicarta Pyramids Variations aims to exceed expectations by coaching beginners and re-starters to an impressive ‘Concert Performance’ in just eight lessons. After that, you learn a set of variations which model all the contemporary keyboard player’s knowledge and skills.

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KEY CHORDS Vol. 1

Musicarta Key Chords builds your chord vocabulary by introducing the chords you are most likely to come across in any song. You practice the chord changes in contemporary riffs (drum backing tracks are included), with easy step-by-step rhythmic build-up of impressive keyboard syncopation.

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Each package comprises:

  • An illustration-rich PDF workbook of around 150 pages;
  • The audio and MIDI files for all the musical examples;
  • The MidiPiano application (to play the MIDI files); and
  • Drum and/or instrumental backing tracks to support you practicing and inspire your improvisations. (See individual product specs for variations.)

All the Musicarta home study downloads are designed to help you enjoy becoming a creative modern keyboard player!

Click through to the sample content pages using the ‘LEARN MORE’ links to help you decide which home study pack would suit you best. 


This Canon study is accompaniment-only. Sing your own melody or lyric over it as you play, or improvise over the performance on any instrument. Note that this arrangement has a Musicarta-generated ‘B strain’ to build an extended AABA performance.

Rehearse your right hand chords using this summary:

The current Musicarta fashion for LH-over texture was sparked by the revival of ‘Bye-bye, Blue’, a dot-free creative keyboard lesson-stream from way back. Click through to the ‘Bye-bye, Blue’ Musicarta web page here. A Left-hand-over style Musicarta YouTube playlist has been started – expect further entries daily!

Enhanced backing track audio of this Canon arrangement along with the MS and MIDI files, will be included in the forthcoming ‘Bye-bye, Blue’ Musicarta digital home study download (available mid-April 2013). Get the site RSS feed to stay posted or visit the blog page regularly to see what's new. Subscribe to the Musicarta Newsletter for quarterly round-ups and specials.


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