3.2 The Forward/Backward Roll video

Tunefox Banjo Lesson #3

This eight note pattern is an essential part of Scruggs style picking. For learning purposes, let's split this up into two phrases of four notes.

The first phrase will be the forward part of the roll, which is played on strings 3215. You're starting with your thumb on the 3rd string for this part. Next, you'll play 1231. This is the backwards section of the roll. Practice both of these parts separately and then put them together when you are comfortable.

The Forward/Backward Roll Banjo video lesson

Play along slowly with this tab to practice the forward/backward roll.

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