Watch the SECTION 3: Performance Studies online guitar lesson by David Santos from Focus On: Latin Bass

This section is designed for you to play along with, at any given time, throughout the course. In the overview of each of the four pieces I will explain some of the important aspects of the particular performance piece to come. I will then perform the piece, in tempo, for you to watch and listen to, and for you to begin to internalize.

The idea is to return to the performance throughout the course, over and over, and play along with it while thinking about the concepts and pertinent aspects that have come "before" as well as the information that will come "after" the performance in the breakdown. Throughout this course, continue to return to these performances and master them and internalize the different concepts as you play along. You may want to just watch or just listen to them at times.

After the performance I will breakdown each musical example further in order to answer questions you may have. Try to memorize as much of the breakdown as possible and analyze the different elements and aspects. Then continue to go back to the performance and watch, listen, and/or play along with it...often. Repetition is key!