Ragtime Annie

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Rag in D and G

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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78rpm Record


West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger played this nice three-part version of Ragtime Annie. Although he played the tune through three times, he only played the C part the second time through. (The structure is AA BB, AA BB CC, A B.) The C part is crooked in that there are two extra beats at the end where it transitions into the next A part. The C part is also in the key of G, whereas the other parts are in D.  There shouldn’t be anything too difficult here, just look out for the timing as with any rag. Kessinger used some vibrato, which is denoted by squiggly lines to the left of notes to be played vibrato.

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