Watch the View the Guitar as a Drum Kit online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Solid Strumming

This lesson will get you thinking of the guitar as a drum kit. I will demonstrate with muted strings, various rhythms across many styles. You will see how I use the bass strings as the kick drum of the drum kit, and the higher strings as a snare drum. You'll also hear the hi hat throughout the rhythms. This is important because a guitarist has to be rock solid at rhythm. Throughout all the exercises in this course, be sure to practice with a metronome at a tempo that allows you to maintain an even rhythm.