Regal March

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

March in D

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


This is a really nice march from West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger. He played it in three parts, structured AA BB CC A B. The A part and C part are each four lines long, but the B part is twice that length. The C part is crooked, with an additional two beats on its third line. It also goes to a C chord, and on the first line, Kessinger dropped out for two measures and the guitar played the melody. (The guitar’s notes for those two measures are shown in the transcription.) Kessinger used a lot of vibrato, which is denoted in the transcription by squiggly lines to the left of notes to be played vibrato. Don’t rush this march.

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