Rumba Picking Pattern in A minor

Rumba’s can be strummed or plucked. It can be played as an arpeggio style pattern with the bass taking precedence and the chord tones filling in the rest of the beats. In this Example we have the chords Am and E with the 3-3-2 pattern being played in the bass part. Start off slowly and work on building up your speed. It may take some time to get used to playing what feels like a triplet twice and then two quavers but hang in there and soon it will feel very normal and easy.

As I mention in the video you may want to try and add some improvisation in between the chord sections, I have found this to work really well.