Play Burrito Sabanero with your Cuatro

Course: Palm mute strum or Frenado for the Cuatro



Let’s practice strumming with a song!

Here we will take a look at the popular Latin American song Burrito Sabanero which is played in the key of G Major. This is a song by Hugo Blanco and is typically a children’s song sung in December. Within this song, you will find the application of not only the G Major relatives such as the Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant but also the relative minor chords such as E Minor which we have recently seen. All chords are within the video below, so enjoy and strum away!

Burrito Sabanero

You can do the strumming of this song the same way you did the first strumming practice. Frenado on the first one and then three more strums to complete the measure.  The arrow diagram looks this way:


Feel free to spice it a little bit applying frenados on different parts of the measure, just as you did when practicing the strumming.

Now we have seen the application of the chords revised in this lesson segment. We have brought together G Major and E Minor and applied them both to the song. Make sure that you practice these chords with different rhythms and learn how to master them with different strumming techniques.

Do you want to keep track of your progress? Register an account now to mark lessons as complete.

Or you can also login using:[wordpress_social_login]

Connect with your account and start enjoying hundreds of lessons for free!