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As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Rag in D

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


I’m not sure if this is a rag or not, but I’m classifying it as a rag for now. There isn’t anything too difficult here, but be careful of the timing. There is a single bowed triplet in the A part the third time through. Kessinger also used a good bit of vibrato, which is denoted in the transcription by wavy lines to the left of notes to be played vibrato.

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