Canon Rock
Jun 04, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

A link came through email the other day to this video on YouTube. It was noted that the artist would not have ben able to get anything like the same exposure in the pre-YouTube days (not, I would say, without signing his life away in a recording contract). How much exposure? Try (as of right now) 21,637,087 views, 68883 comments (including one from me) and favorited: 153324 times. I like th video because it really bridges rock and classical music in a way that makes each accessible to fans of the other. As it turns out, there is a whole 'Canon Rock' culture out there, as I discovered when I searched for more background, including jerryc, who I guess wrote the adaptation, as well as numerous others. Here's a New York Times article from a year ago on the videos, and a blog post (check the comments) in case the Times article disappears. Total: 12
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Re: Canon Rock

The first time I submitted this it was binned as spam. I'll try again. I was trying to submit a related link on the Pachelbel Canon.

The notice says links will be deleted. There would be no point in posting this without the link, but we'll see what happens. Here goes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM

Enjoy, Vance [Comment] [Permalink]

Re: Canon Rock

Hey I LOVE the song Canon Rock!!! It's so cool, I listen
to it over and over!!! I would love to hear more songs like it!!!
I learned about it from my bff! ---Canon Rock Fan--- [Comment] [Permalink]

Re: Canon Rock

hi do you know where i can get the backing track so i can learn this my email is thirdwave30@hotmail.com thanks gerry [Comment] [Permalink]

Re: Canon Rock

hey,where do i get the backing track to canon rock?
try to learn it,but i need the backing track...
my email is simon-austevoll@hotmail.com
~thanks~ [Comment] [Permalink]



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