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Watch the Signature Principles in Action online guitar lesson by Sonny Landreth from Slide Supernatural

We’re just going to play a bit and put some of these key elements into action and then show you how that works in the scheme of things. So I’m in E tuning, I’m just going to stay to the twelfth fret. And all I’m doing is reaching back with the index finger to the left hand, now I put some rhythm on it, it’s kind of a melody of a rhythm. Now let’s add some harmony, and we’ll combine two strings at a time, and that’s where the back fretting comes in. And again those strings pass under the slide, and the other tones here with the slide floating above the twelfth fret. And I’m just going to go down in succession, keep that little rhythm going, down on the bass string. Now I use my palm to do the same thing, and it’s a completely different sound, it changes the character. Add the harmony. A little syncopation. If I add in playing the ghost notes, just playing the strings behind the slide, that’s a completely different sound. We can put that all together for something very cool and interesting.