Watch the Rhumba Blues 2 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles

Rhumba Blues 2 - Performance is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from Blues Survival Guide: Rhythm Edition.


The Rhumba is a family of rhythms that came out of Cuba. The word rhumba is derived from the Spanish word rumbo which means "party". Basically the rhumba is Cuban party music! It is very cool to add a tune like this to a set to keep the night interesting, nothing works than a long night of shuffles, and I love shuffles! Albert King clearly understood this as he used this rhythm for one of his biggest hits!