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The Rady Trail

Explaining The Trailway

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!

PEDAL STEEL

Trailblazer (expert)
-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.

Journeyman (intermediate)
-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.

Greenhorn (beginner)
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.

GUITAR

Trailblazer (expert)
- 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.

Journeyman (intermediate)
- 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.

Greenhorn (beginner)
- 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.

Hit The Trail: Choose your instrument - Pedal Steel or Guitar

Testimonials

Ed Hawkes, Denver, CO
"Jeff is patient in his instruction style while still getting his musical points made and understood. He also provides good mix of guitar styles and songs which helped me to expand my musical experience."

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."

Ricky Lambert, Denver, CO
"It's easy to tell that Jeff cares about the success of his students. He'll also introduce you to new music, which is always a good thing."

Who is
Jeff Rady?

Jeff Rady - Photo
Hi Everyone, I"m Jeff Rady, I'm a guitarist and a pedal steel player in Denver, Colorado, my hometown. I have a degree in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and have been playing guitar for 18 years! I'm interested in all kinds of American roots music from folk and country to blues and rock and roll. This website serves not only as a teaching platform but as a tribute to my devotion to music in general. I've designed this website mainly for the very beginner player to advance to a more expert level. This journey takes a lot of patience and lots and lots of time, but it can be a really enjoyable one if you stick with it!. I hope you enjoy this site and your instrument of choice, with me as your guide!
Sincerely, Jeff Rady

Blog

Happy Holidays, New Steel Vids!
01/22/2018
Hello Steel Players,Thanks for a wonderful year at Rady Guide! We've made a lot of updates to the site, and you'll start to see them come to fruition in the New Year. This month the site will be mobile friendly. Now you can access Rady Guide on your phone or (read more)
Upcoming Site Improvements, Blaze Foley, Neil Young, How To Solo
11/19/2017
We've been hard at work on the Rady Guide website!  We will be improving it's functionality as we work to make it more mobile friendly. With the world relying more than ever on mobile phones, we want to make sure to accommodate that trend by making Rady Guide easy to (read more)

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