Three Forks of Sandy

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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Recording of Clark Kessinger released on the album Clark Kessinger: Sweet Bunch of Daisies


This is a nice, fairly easy but satisfying breakdown from Kessinger’s later period. Look out for the timing in the last measure of even numbered lines wherein you have a B for one-and-a-half beats, then a G for two-and-a-half beats. (You slide into the B, and play the G as vibrato.) Vibrato notes are indicated with a squiggly line immediately to their left. The final note in the ending is pizzicato.

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