Dixie

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Rag in C

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Source:

78rpm Record

Comments:

West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger gave the southern national anthem a nice ragtime treatment in the key of C. I’ve only ever heard it fiddled in G or D before. This setting isn’t as complex as some of the others I’ve transcribed, but it’s still quite nice. There is relative little melodic variation, but a good bit of variation in the syncopation. Kessinger used vibrato on some notes that are held for multiple beats. This is denoted by squiggly lines to the left of notes in the transcription that are to be played vibrato.


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