Jam session: Pachabel’s Canon in D played on Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesizer by Geoff Peters

Geoff from geoffmobile.com performs an entirely improvised musical performance of the popular song “Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major” on his Roland Gaia SH-01 synthesizer.

Jump to minute 16:00 for the good stuff :)

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Notes about this performance / video:

Some of the chords were influenced by the song “Canon in D” by Pachabel (Johann Pachelbel) composed around the year 1694! (yes, the 17th century!). This song is now popular at weddings around the world.

In this video I actually play the Canon in C major :)

C Major is a better key for the Roland Gaia since the lowest and highest notes of the Gaia are the C note on the keyboard.
For most of this video, I play the song up the octave.

Are you a Gaia user? If you would like a free copy of the Sample and Hold patch I created and saved in this video, please email me at geoff@gpeters.com I would love to connect with other Gaia users and share / trade patches with you all.

Are you a student filmmaker? Would you like to use this music for free (royalty free, creative commons attribution) in your film? No problem! Please include a credit to “Music by Geoff Peters (geoffmobile.com)”. Please send me a note at geoff@gpeters.com with your request and I’ll dropbox you the original WAV file of the entire performance.

Thanks for watching :)

Feedback appreciated!


Filmed on a Sony Cybershot RX100 MK2 at ISO 800.
Audio recorded direct into Zoom H1, no post-processing was done to the audio.
Video edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 on a Windows 7 Dell PC (Intel i7 and USB 3.0 for a faster workflow).

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