Watch the Rhythm online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Graduated Solos

Rhythm - each of us must become our own drummer(s)... when you go out to listen to live music, spend time just listening to what the drummer is doing. Two of my favorite drummers playing today are Jeff "Tain" Watts and Brian Blade, very different styles... equally transcendent as players. When guitarists think like drummers, we begin to play much stronger lines. All of my advanced students have drum kits in their studios so they can shed hip rhythmic ideas. Duke Ellington said it best: "It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing"..