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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 janolovWhy 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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