5 guitar tricks you can learn from slide master Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth
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With players like Eric Clapton and Vince Gill name-checking him as one of the finest slide players in the world, Sonny Landreth has maintained a steady and fruitful career since the early 1970s, recording a stream of solo albums, guesting on many more and maintaining a busy touring schedule with his trio. 

This tutorial is based on the trio format with just bass and drums backing allowing the guitar to be heard loud and proud! However, before getting started, there are a couple of things you’ll need to prepare. 

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