The Trail-way is a system that helps you advance your musical skills from beginner level to a more expert level. The Rady Trail allows you to build your skill level incrementally, so that you don't feel overwhelmed or lacking in knowledge as you progress. Advance from beginner to intermediate to expert with a curriculum designed to increase your Guitar and Pedal Steel skills through an extensive repertoire of songs licks, solos, and lessons!
-Solidify knowledge of the A, B, and C Pedals, as well as all of the knee levers, increase arranging concepts, chord extension concepts, develop more advanced solos, intros, licks.
-Increase your voicing knowledge of major and minor chords, the C pedal function, develop more intermediate solos, intros, and licks, continue to develop right hand techniques.
Learn your basic grips and right hand technique. The A and B pedal, major and minor chords, the open and closed major scale through a repertoire of basic solos, intros, and licks.
- Learn barre-chords, more advanced fingerpicking and flatpicking styles. Increase your knowledge of chord theory, lead play, and arranging through a more advanced song repertoire.
- Increase your right hand technique with more interesting strumming patterns while developing a song repertoire that include basic scales, arpeggios, alternating bass patterns, and fingerpicking.
- Learn how to strum common open chords, play easy melodies, learn to play basic songs from multiple genres. Develop basic right hand technique and repertoire to get you comfortable with the guitar.
Bill Schaefer, Denver, CO
"Jeff's good-natured personality makes it easy to want to learn from him. Beneath his friendly, witty and humorous outer shell lies a musician with an amazing depth of knowledge who's able to teach in an understandable manner to those of us with varied abilities."
Josh Fly, Denver, CO
"I tried a few other instructors first, but once I took a class with Jeff there was no going back. His classes are fun, challenging, and always rocking. Playing guitar alongside him each week is a pleasure, and inspires you to be better by the next time you see him. He'll take you to Narnia and back again safely, just keep your hands and feet inside the orb at all times."
David Downs, Longmont, CO
"Jeff seems pretty diverse in what he is able to teach. He creates an atmosphere in which you want to push your own personal envelope."