More Banjo Skills

What are Banjo Rolls?

Rolls are the very essence of finger style banjo, it’s what gives the banjo its distinct sound.  A roll means a short sequence of finger strokes that is repeated round in a loop, and normally you will not play the same string twice in a row or use the same finger/thumb twice in a row either – so you play a different string with a different finger on every consecutive note.

The most important rolls are Square Roll and Forward Roll.