EXAMPLE14 four rasgueado strums
cd track 38
Resting the thumb on the sixth string throughout, the first pattern uses all fingers to strum including the fourth or ‘c’ finger. The hand begins as a closed fist and the fingers ‘fan’ or ‘flick’ out of the hand one by one in strict rhythm to strum the strings. The second pattern uses a m and fingers and this time the first finger (i) repeats and strums back towards the bass strings on the last chord of group. The third pattern uses the ‘c’ finger again in a group of four 16th notes. The final pattern is a group of five notes using all fingers as indicated and this one is common in flamenco style playing.