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Roger Tallroth

guitarplayer, composer, arranger

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



“Roger had to invent all his own fingering and how to play chords and everything...  

...Roger has developed a very interesting way of playing the guitar.”

Olov Johansson, Väsen

" 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



" 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

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