Roger has developed his own way of playing the guitar over the years. In the early 90s he came up with a unique way of tuning and stringing his 12-stringed guitar, and since then never stopped exploring new ways of playing. The characteristics of that ongoing journey is harmonizing and re-harmonizing together with new better ways of finding rhythms to go with the melodies or songs. Roger is also a frequent teacher and gives fair amount of lectures.
The “Tallroth-tuning” has been named after Roger by other guitar enthusiasts. It’s impossible to overstate the impact this has had over the years for new string-players in the Scandinavian/Nordic tradition. Being an active traveling musician in over 30 years, Roger has played in almost every genre with numerous great musicians from all over the world.
“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