Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Holy Cow! He was right

Rob Paravonian said that Pachelbel's canon is everywhere in pop music.

Listen to the chords in this one. And this one. And this one.

It really is just Baroque.


PCM said...

It's a good observation, but I would stop well short of calling pop music "baroque".

That said, I think this or maybe even this would make good music for a commercial for fruit juice or breakfast cereal. Similar can be said of many grounds, chaconnes, passacailles, etc. of the era.

Bill White said...

Here's a similar treatment of I-V-vi-IV courtesy of Axis of Awesome:

Now I hear these chord progressions everywhere.