• Multi-Angle Videos 
  • 1080p Full HD 
  • Slo-Motion 
  • Looping 
  • Progress Tracking 


  • 26 Video Lessons 
  • 6 Charts (.pdf) 
  • 5 Jam Tracks (.mp3) 
  • 6 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb) 
  • Download Size: 0.74 GB

26 Video Lessons: 

  • My Banjo Heroes: Ned LubereckiIntroduction 
  • JD Crowe My Banjo Heroes: 1 
  • Roving Gambler Overview 
  • Roving Gambler Performance 
  • Roving Gambler Breakdown 
  • Tony Trischka My Banjo Heroes: 2 
  • John Hardy Overview 
  • John Hardy Performance 
  • John Hardy Breakdown 
  • Alan Munde My Banjo Heroes: 3 
  • Ladies on a Train Overview 
  • Ladies on a Train Performance 
  • Ladies on a Train Breakdown 
  • Tony Rice My Banjo Heroes: 4 
  • Nine Pound Hammer Overview 
  • Nine Pound Hammer Performance 
  • Nine Pound Hammer Breakdown 
  • Sam Bush My Banjo Heroes: 5 
  • Push Overview 
  • Push Performance 
  • Push Breakdown 
  • Edward Van Halen My Banjo Heroes: 6 
  • Nedscape Navigator Overview 
  • Nedscape Navigator Performance 
  • Nedscape Navigator Breakdown 
  • Conclusion

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The streaming version of this course includes the interactive tab & fretboard view.

My Banjo Heroes

Every musician has a long list of other musicians, past and present, that have inspired, influenced and helped shape their own sound and musicality. It's the natural evolution of music. We asked Ned Luberecki to pass on to you some of the key learnings that his Banjo Heroes passed on to him. 

”JD Crowe, Tony Trischka, Alan Munde, Tony Rice, Sam Bush, and Edward Van Halen are just a few of the musicians that greatly influenced my sound. In this course, I’ll first show you a few of the techniques and approaches that I picked up from each one of them and then we’ll play through a series of performance studies for musical context. 

We’ll start out with the excellent timing and drive of JD Crowe. Next we’ll explore the adventuresome, improvisational spirit of Tony Trischka. I’ve always thought of Alan Munde as being the most melodic banjo player and I’ll share some of his influences on my own playing as well. 

My influences go farther than banjo, Tony Rice’s bluesy guitar playing had a huge impact on me! Sam Bush was my bluegrass introduction to Rock n' Roll. It seems a stretch to say that Eddie Van Halen was an influence on a banjo player, but his style affected me in ways that I didn’t even realize until now.” 

Ned will first introduce his heroes to you and describe why he found them so influential. After each discussion, he will then present a performance study illustrating those influences in a musical context, over a backing track. A breakdown follows every performance and he will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches in play. 

You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the performance studies. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tools to sync the tab and notation to the video lesson. You can also loop or slow down the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace. All of the backing tracks are included to work with on your own as well. 

Grab your banjo and let’s dig in with Ned Luberecki!