Kanawha March

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

March in D and G

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


78rpm Record


This is a really cool, jazzy-sounding march from West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger. It is comprised of six parts of equal length (eight lines each). The first two parts and last two parts are in the key of D, while the middle two parts are in the key of G. Be especially careful of the rhythm and syncopation, which is extremely tricky. Also beware of high C notes in the two middle parts in the key of G.

I did make a recording of this tune, but decided not to post it because it wound up being too large.


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