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May 27, 2022 - 4:25:22 PM
673 posts since 6/10/2010

I am not really good at this but I need some help.

I am attempting to learn this song and there is a part in it, that I am sure is VERY easy for most of you, but I am having struggles picking it out.

This is a Bird Yousman playing song called "A Beautiful Life"

Toward the end of the first time through the chorus there is a brief moment with the banjo plays a solo (if you can call it that).

I know he is going from an E chord to B chord and then back to E.

But it is the picking pattern that has me stumped. I am not good at picking it out, but I am sure you most all of you will get it.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Edited by - yopasjim on 05/27/2022 16:26:20

May 27, 2022 - 5:46:03 PM
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282 posts since 12/6/2021

It looks like a simple forward roll to me.


May 27, 2022 - 6:24:30 PM
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7284 posts since 2/14/2006

I'm pretty sure it's called the forward reverse roll as the tab shows below...


May 27, 2022 - 6:49:18 PM
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304 posts since 3/2/2013

Forward-reverse roll 

Edited by - 81goldstar on 05/27/2022 18:50:41

May 29, 2022 - 9:04:20 AM
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11122 posts since 6/30/2020

FWIW, The Forward-Reverse roll is one of the most versatile and often used rolls, suitable for inclusion in lead breaks as well as rolling backup phrases. It’s well worth learning all of the variations.

May 29, 2022 - 5:06:47 PM

673 posts since 6/10/2010

Got it! Thanks banjo friends! I don't know why I could not hear it! I like the roll pattern and have used it. For the life of me, I could not see it very well! I appreciate all the work and time! Blessings!


Edited by - yopasjim on 05/29/2022 17:07:33

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