Watch the Forward Roll online guitar lesson by Ben Wright from Bluegrass Banjo for Guitar Players

Here you play the forward roll again. Spend a good amount of time with this one. It's crucial to getting the bluegrass sound out of the banjo. Oddly enough, Earl Scruggs never considered rolls when he was learning how to play. It was a method developed after he hit the scene to teach people how to emulate him. Regardless, it works really well to get you acclimated to his style.