Watch the Rumba Strum Pattern 4 online guitar lesson by Tierra Negra from New World Flamenco

For this strum pattern, I’ve simply moved the right thumb mute to beat 4. Note that as I strum the guitar with the index finger of my right hand, I’m using my fingernail to stroke along each string.

Let’s try this pattern with an Em6 chord shape. Use your ring finger to add the 6th to the Em chord, by pressing it onto the 5th string at the 3rd fret.



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