Trombone Rag

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Rag in C

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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1968 concert recording released on the album Clark Kessinger Live at Union Grove


This is a highly challenging rag from West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger. As its name implies, you will be sliding on the fourth string to imitate the sound of a trombone. Kessinger played the A part a little differently each time through. The second time through introduces a variant B part, which is followed by the normal B part. Beware of high notes (it goes up to a high E), and really swing it.

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