Greasy String

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center


This is the second version of this tune that I have transcribed; the first was from the West Virginia Coon Hunters. The Coon Hunters’ version was rather simple, and Wine’s is rather more sophisticated. This is a nice tune, just watch out for the sometimes tricky timing. Wine played the last two notes in the ending using a Spiccato bow stroke.

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