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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Forward roll in 2-finger style


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Neil Allen - Posted - 05/26/2020:  04:52:58


I came across a ten year old post in the archives from RyanHerr that describes an interesting forward roll variant for 2-finger style.

It splits the work evenly between the finger and thumb and it seems to work pretty smoothly.

Thought it was worth bringing to the attention of any 2 finger pickers who might not have seen this before. Could be particularly useful for backup.



 

R Buck - Posted - 05/26/2020:  06:43:14


That looks like a roll that Doc Watson used quite a bit. You can hear it on the new Doc Watson Gaither Carlton CD from Smithsonian or any of numerous Watson family recordings out there.

banjo bill-e - Posted - 05/26/2020:  09:35:58


Ira Gitlin posted an article about two finger rolls a few years ago but I cannot locate it right now. It can be done.

Neil Allen - Posted - 05/26/2020:  09:45:04


Hi Bill,



Yes, I came across that. It's referenced here, about a third of the way down the thread.

janolov - Posted - 05/26/2020:  10:06:15


Why is it called "forward roll"? I would rather call it "drop index". It is just an exaple how you can use the T-I-T-I pattern to sound more interesting.

Neil Allen - Posted - 05/26/2020:  11:59:52


quote:

Originally posted by janolov

Why is it called "forward roll"? I would rather call it "drop index". It is just an exaple how you can use the T-I-T-I pattern to sound more interesting.






I was just looking at it from the point of view of someone who might want to emulate a Scruggs style forward roll in 2-finger style.



I suppose anyone can call it whatever they want.

janolov - Posted - 05/26/2020:  12:08:33


I think it is more a way to get a syncopated rhythm, which you can get with both forward roll and backward roll in Scruggs style. Anyhow, it is a good "lick" (or whatever people will call it).


Edited by - janolov on 05/26/2020 12:08:52

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