Kansas City Rag

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Rag in D

From the Eck Robertson Collection

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Field Recording of Eck Robertson


I really like this one, so much so that I actually bothered to learn it and add it to my repertoire. Kansas City Rag is crooked in that each part consists of seven measures rather than the usual eight. The only potential difficulty occurs in the first measure of the second line of the A part, where you have to hold an A on the third string while playing a C# on the second string. This is a good skill to learn if you haven’t done so already.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Rags

Texas Fiddle

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