Sonny Landreth Master Class Richmond IN
Music Recording, Music Performance, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele, Music Theory
5 to 99
Blues, Folk, Rock and Song Writing.
Indiana University - Audio Technology - 1986-88 (not complete)
TakeLessons Music Teacher
Fort Wayne, IN
Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Theory
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Years of Experience
Sonny Landreth Master Class
“I always tell people, whichever slide you decide on, you’ve got to have the right balance between the weight of the slide and the gauge of the strings,” says Landreth. “Personally, I like heavier strings—.013-.056 D’Addarios—because they give you more tension to work with. The type of slide is important, too. I started out using metal, which has a harder and brighter sound that many people prefer, but the first time I tried glass, I was hooked. I instantly loved the smoothness of it and noticed a difference in the harmonics and the overall feel.
“A thumbpick gives you a lot of power,” says Landreth. “I use a heavy Dunlop Herco combination thumbpick/flat pick a majority of the time. And while I used to use fingerpicks as well—which can give you a big, powerful, machine-gun fast sound—I actually prefer the sound of the fingertips. The combination of fingernail and flesh ope...