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The progress tracker is a system that helps you advance your musical skills from beginner level to a more expert level. Jeff’s Guitar & Steel 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!

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Pedal Steel

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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Who is Jeff Rady?

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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

All Of Tom Brumley's Classic Licks From Together Again!
04/22/2019
Hi Everyone! I wanted to let you know we've got some fantastic new steel tutorials, most importantly the ENTIRE TRANSCRIPTION OF TOGETHER AGAIN by Tom Brumley!. Sorry for all the caps, but I mean that's a big deal! We've also put in some time in upgrading our audio quality. I'm using (read more)
Summer 18' Pedal Steel Videos: Mooney, Brumley, And Robby Turner
07/30/2018
Hello Fellow Steel Players!I’ve got some great new tutorials I think you are going to like. I hope you are able to check them out. I had as much fun learning them as I did recording them. My personal favorite of this this recent batch is Tom Brumley's solo on (read more)

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Testimonials

Harry Morrow, Denver CO
"Jeff is an energetic and enthusiastic guitar teacher who uses simple but effective techniques to challenge his students He's always encouraging, never demeaning."

Jessica Vastiola, Lakewood, CO
"The first time I met Jeff was the first time I ever picked up a guitar. Jeff's relaxed and fun teaching style made me forget that I had no idea what I was doing! And more importantly I was having such a great time that I wasn't focused on being frustrated with something that I'm not familiar with. Jeff's obvious musical talent and knowledge, along with his patience, is amazing. I left my first lesson, and every lesson after, feeling confident and anxious to return."

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."