Roger Tallroth

guitarplayer, composer, arranger

photo: Lars Kvarnild


“Roger had to invent all his own fingering and how to play chords and everything. But if you think of it, it is like a common traditional tuning on fiddles but just two of those stacked on each other. It’s very natural to play a second voicing for tunes, and you get all these ringing open strings. Most of the music we play is modal, based on a scale and a drone. From there, Roger developed a very interesting way of playing the guitar.”

Olov Johansson

Who's that tall guy in short

  • 12-string guitarplayer in the Swedish trio Väsen since 1989
  • Composed Josephine's Waltz (Johsefins dopvals)
  • Developed his own tuning and string-setup 1990

photo: Ard Jongsma

" he lightens the feel by playing in the treble range and then makes the piece go orchestral by by pushing the bass range.

He has a style all his own which he's perfected over the years. This was the most satisfying music I've experienced in years. It's as good as anything I've ever heard, and I've heard some stuff"

Rik Elswit

- guitar player in Dr Hook

" He seems to alternate as the equivalent of bass, rhythm guitar, and

counter-melody, quite nearly all at the same time, but I couldn't hear it until I could see it. Tallroth is never showy, only rarely playing as fast as the quickest melodies of the others, and never stepping in front of them. His restraint is as remarkable as his talent."

Steve Underwood

Innovationship LLC

Fancy titles

  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Musician
  • Teacher
  • Producer
  • Dad

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