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Sonny Landreth's Ultimate Slide Guitar Lesson

Back in 2015, Louisiana slide-guitar guru Sonny Landreth dropped by the Guitar World studio in New York City to demonstrate his incredible (but unconventional) slide techniques.

You can watch the result of his visit below.

Landreth started appearing on music fans' radar in earnest after the release of the 2007 Crossroads Blues Festival DVD. It features a few tracks by Landreth (who can be seen jamming with Eric Clapton, who wore shorts that day), including the uber-exciting instrumental, "Überesso."

Landreth's unique slide technique lets him fret notes and play chords and chord fragments behind the slide. He plays with the slide on his little finger, so his other fingers have more room to fret.

For more about Landreth, visit sonnylandreth.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.