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Jeff Rady with pedal steel

ZOOM Classes

Looking for classes on how to play pedal steel or guitar?

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, Jeff has a variety of classes to fit your skill level and interest.

Join a virtual class with Jeff on ZOOM or join his in-person ensembles by completing the form below!

Classes

Monday Night In-Person Ensembles November 16 to January 18 (no meeting on November 23rd and December 21st) @ The Band Cave 5929 E 38th Ave Denver, CO 80207

6:00-7:30 p.m Metamodern Country Ensemble: Genuine Country. Authentic Rock n' Roll. Sincere songwriting. Today's "Meta-Modern" country artists like Margot Price, Jason Isbell, and Sturgill Simpson hearken back to a time when the delineation between rock and country was less defined and more importantly didn't matter. Study the songs, riffs, and content of today's trailblazers as well as their classic country heroes.

6 People Limit. Mask Required. Singers must bring their own mic and sing with a mask on at all times. Temperature checks required.

7:30-9:00 p.m Classic Rock Ensemble: Learn the riffs, parts, and licks to some of your favorite classic rock jams of all time. Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Guess Who, Stones, Beatles, We do it all! You can choose to play solos or just hang back and play rhythm.

6 People Limit. Mask Required. Singers must bring their own mic and sing with a mask on at all times. Temperature checks required.

Classes are non-refundable, though one absence due to Covid related quarantine or sickness will be refunded or credited.


Tuesday Night Classes November 17 to January 19th (no meeting on November 24th and December 22nd)

6 p.m. - Finger-style 4 TRL (total request live): For this class submit the tunes you want to learn, I'll choose 3 of your submitted selections and I'll tab them out and teach them! A continuation class that teaches you more challenging travis picking combined with melody, open tuning repertoire, and more classical finger-style. Prerequisite: Must have taken Fingerstyle 1 or 2 or equivalent knowledge such as multiple Travis Picking Patterns, 4 finger-style, and Travis Picking with melody. Things needed: A capo.

7 p.m.- Electric Guitar Blues Soloing 2: For this class I will present a range of blues techniques plus go over some of the theory, chords, and scales of this genre. For this continuation course we will learn some more solos from traditional electric blues players like Albert King but add some focus to some of the delta blues greats like RL Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough. Prerequisite: Must have an electric guitar and have taken Electric Blues 1 or equivalent knowledge.

8 p.m.- Guitar 2A: A guitar continuation course in which you'll expand your song repertoire with slightly harder chord progressions, more advanced strum patterns, power chords, hammer ons and pull offs. Plus, songs that involve strumming and tab within the same arrangement. Prerequisite: Must have taken 1B or equivalent knowledge.


Wednesday Night Classes November 18 to January 20th (no meeting on November 24th and December 22nd)

6 p.m. - Pedal Steel 1A: Just bought a pedal steel? A beginners course that will teach you how to approach the instrument with fundamentals like; grips, chords, string and pedal functions, as well as how to tune and how to hold your picks and bar. It's recommended to have a pedal steel, volume pedal, amp, picks and bar but not required. Those who are unsure of the instrument and are not ready to commit but want to know more can take this course.

7 p.m.- Finger-Style 2: A continuation class that teaches you more challenging Travis picking combined with melody, open tuning repertoire, and more classical finger-style. Repertoire includes John Fahey, Miss. John Hurt, Townes Van Zandt and more! Pre-Requisite: Pre-Requisite: Must have taken Finger-style 1 or equivalent knowledge: knowledge of open position chords, basic rhythms, basic Travis picking and classical style patterns, and know how to read tab. Things needed: A capo.

8 p.m. - Townes Van Zandt Finger-style: An advanced finger-style course where you'll learn some of the legendary repertoire finger-style repertoire of this great songwriter. Songs include: Delta Momma Blues, Pancho and Lefty, Rex's Blues and more. Pre-Requisite: Must have taken Finger-style 2 or equivalent knowledge. Things needed: A capo.

* All courses are recorded for you to view at a later time
* No refunds for Zoom classes or ensembles. For ensembles one absence due to Covid related quarantine or sickness would be refunded or credited.


Pricing

Ensembles are $240 for the 8 week course.

All adult zoom classes are $120 for the 8 week course.

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