"Canon Rock" by JerryC Posted Online
"Canon Rock" is a neo-classical metal arrangement of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D major by the Taiwanese musician and composer Jerry Chang (JerryC). The composition contains a variety of melodic licks (more suitable for the advanced guitarists), showing Jerry's unique way of phrasing and his finger dexterity. The piece became popular on the internet after a video of JerryC playing the piece was posted online. The rendition has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and television shows. The re-arrangement was composed within two weeks.
The first Canon remix was composed by BanYa, a Korean band who compose songs for the Pump it up videogames. The most famous of the covers is by the South Korean guitarist Lim Jeong-hyun, also known as “funtwo”, his Internet alias. This song has been covered by many people on video-sharing sites such as Youtube and Google Video. A cover has also been made by Korean violinist Kim Ji Youn (YouTube username sori1004jy), who plays it on her electric violin (her account has since been suspended due to copyright issues unrelated to the Canon video, but many users have reuploaded most of her work). There is also a mixed version of both Funtwo's and sori1004jy's covers.