Watch the Performance Studies online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 8: Advanced Rhythm Principles

In this second section, you'll play your way through 11 rhythm performance studies applying many of the techniques and concepts from the first section. The educators will demonstrate the rhythm performances and then break them down for you emphasizing the techniques in play.

TIP! A great way to stay excited about practicing something is if it starts to actually sound like the lesson. This is accomplished by getting down the technique, working it up to speed and so on. BUT, it is also important to try and get as close as you can to the sound and the tone of the instructor's guitar. They have been dialing in their tone for years so it makes sense to try and emulate what they are doing. Take your time and tweak on your amp - listen to what their guitar sounds like and get yours as close to that as you can. This will actually make your playing sound better to your ear and give you more confidence!