Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Inside Forward/Backward Roll

The forward/backard roll (also known as the forward/reverse) is a beautiful roll.

For those not yet aquainted with the forward/backward roll here is one in tablature format...

What a roll! The only trouble I find with old forward/backward as illustrated above is that with certain chords the droning 5th string just doesn't fit.


The INSIDE forward backward roll. So named for being played on the inside strings (I'm calling the 5th the outside string). I find it works well for cases where I don't want the 5th string as well as triplets.

Last post I wrote about visualizing in G using chord shapes. Here is an exercise using the chords generated from the G major scale with the right hand playing an inside forward/ backward roll on each...

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