Rock Study - Canon Diaries 23-05-12

Musicarta proudly presents a unique opportunity to get your fingers round the big rock ballad style!

If you prefer, you can watch it on YouTube.

Harmonically, the Rock Study - Canon Diaries 23-05-12 chord sequence is based on Pachelbel’s famous Canon in D, with a made-up ‘B’ section to stretch it into AABA form. Technically, the music uses all the tricks to fill out the sound. The broken-chord and arpeggio figures are passed freely between the hands, and the right hand plays interior chord rhythm fills, and the hands are syncopated to provide an interesting rhythmic texture.

The written-out music of performances like this is complex. To help you, the music has bar numbers and time-codes to sync with the new YouTube video, and the performance MIDI file is colour coded left-hand/right hand, so you will be able to see what the music indicates and mirror the hand patterning accurately. Once you can do that, and get it feeling natural, it doesn’t much matter whether you play the actual notes transcribed or some others; starting to work towards the fullness of texture displayed here is what counts.

Rock Study (CD 23-05-12)

Your opportunity to master the full two-handed rock ballad style. Music (with time codes matching on-line video), audio file, MIDI + player + ready-made MP4 video. Advanced.

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This download also has a ready-made demonstration video of MidiPiano playing the MS at practice speed. Watching this video alongside the music will make the hand-patterning clear. The MidiPiano virtual keyboard (Windows OS) is included in the download package.

Level: Advanced: full four-note right hand chords, right hand octaves, left hand leaps, complex syncopation.

See the Musicarta Sales page Solos section for more piano solos similar to the Canon Diaries 23-05-12 Rock Study. All Solos for sale are featured on the Musicarta YouTube Solos playlist.


The Musicarta Canon Project teaches the Canon chord sequence as a springboard for harmonic and melodic improvisation and songwriting. (The Canon Diaries showcase some of the results.) Check out the [sample content pages] and browse the [YouTube Canon Project playlist] for a closer look.

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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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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