Mexican Waltz

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Waltz in D minor and F

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm Record


This is a very pretty, key-changing, four-part waltz. In the recording, Kessinger structured the tune AAA BB AA CC DD AA BB. The A and B parts are in the key of D minor, and consist of two lines each. The C and D parts are in the key of F major, and consist of four lines each. (Note that D minor is the relative minor of F major; both keys have one flat.) Be careful of the timing, which includes 32nd notes. Kessinger used a good bit of vibrato, which is denoted in the transcription by a squiggly line to the left of notes to be played vibrato.

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