Lesson #019, Continuation of Rolls Discussion

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lesson #019, Continuation of Rolls Discussion

Hi All,

You can use any strings you want to play the forward/backward roll. Again practice using different strings with this roll being conscious of how the use of different strings produce different sounds. When using the 4th, 3rd or 2nd string in combination is sometimes termed as an "inside" roll. Those three strings be inside the first and the fith strings.

We can also use the backward/forward roll. This roll is basically the same as the f/b roll except you start with the backward roll instead of the forward roll. Using these different rolls and motion of these rolls will bring great dexterity to your right hand. Soon you'll be able to switch the motions of your right hand at will after a little practice with all of these rolls.

Rock On Everyone,


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