Watch the Rumba Strum Pattern 3 online guitar lesson by Tierra Negra from New World Flamenco

So far, you’ve learned to mute the strings with the left hand. For this rumba strum, we mute the strings with the right hand on beat 3, by pressing the side of the thumb against the strings after strumming them with the index finger.

Notice how relaxed my thumb is. By keeping it loose and relaxed, I am able to use the full length of the thumb to gently mute the strings.


Hit the chart button on the player for the strumming pattern diagram.

This is the new chord progression:

Abm F# (with open B and E strings) E Eb/G.