Josh And I

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


This fairly simple tune consists of two one-line parts. Kessinger played the A part two, three, or four times, but he always played the B part twice. Thankfully, he threw in a good many variations to break up the potential monotony. He also made use of vibrato; vibrato notes are marked with a squiggly line to their left. Look out for accidentals, particularly G#s which are used so consistently that I believe they are intentional accidentals. (See what I did there?) Also look out for triplets, sixteenth notes, and slides. There are one or two places where you will have to hold an A on the third string while playing melody on the second string.

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