Perfect for beginning banjoists as well as players who want to enhance their knowledge, Beginning Banjo teaches everything you need to know to get started—including chords, strumming, rolls, basic music theory, and reading tablature (TAB). Guitarists who want to expand their musical horizons will also find this to be the perfect introduction to banjo playing. The book features folk, bluegrass, and other classic songs. On the accompanying video, author and host Ned Luberecki’s friendly, encouraging style makes learning easy and fun. Featuring practice tips and other essential topics for beginners, this is the most thorough method available for beginning banjo students.
Complete Banjo Method
NOTICE: As of September 2020, Beginning Banjo does NOT include a DVD.
Video content is included with all three books via digital download.
Download codes and instructions are included with each book.
Intermediate Banjo is great for banjo players who have learned the basics and are ready to take the next step. It covers many crucial topics like basic improvisation, moveable chords, playing up the neck, double stops, playing backup and vamping, and playing licks and fills. The book also includes a comprehensive breakdown of single-string and melodic style. Author and host Ned Luberecki’s friendly, encouraging style on the accompanying video makes learning easy and fun. Featuring practice tips and other important topics for the aspiring banjo player, this book gives you all the tools to become a true banjoist!
Mastering Banjo gives you all the tools to master the banjo. Learn advanced approaches to major and minor scales, continue with more rolls, and tackle new approaches to single-string and melodic style playing. You’ll learn to improvise over many classic tunes, like “Nine Pound Hammer” and “Kitchen Girl,” with pentatonic and blues scales. Any banjo player, no matter how advanced, will improve their playing with Mastering Banjo. Use the companion video—featuring author and video host Ned Luberecki’s friendly, encouraging style—to make learning more easy and fun.
12 Jam Session Standards arranged for two banjos. Tablature (intermediate level) with melody and harmony parts on facing pages.
Songs: Bill Cheatham - Blackberry Blossom - Cripple Creek - John Hardy - John Henry - Little Maggie - Old Joe Clark - Red Haired Boy -Salt Creek - St. Anne’s Reel - Temperance Reel - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Described by Steve Martin as “an absolutely joyous, riveting, beautifully syncopated example of the beauty of the banjo,” Ned Luberecki’s new album, Take Five, demonstrates he is a master of his instrument, adept in multiple styles.
As banjo player for the award winning Becky Buller Band; one half of the duo Nedski & Mojo, and host of Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Derailed and More Banjo Sunday, he is known not only for his banjo prowess, but also for his wit and humor. Respected as both a traditional and progressive player, Ned toured extensively in the United States and Europe as a member of Chris Jones and the Night Drivers for over a decade before joining the Becky Buller Band. He’s also been a member of Paul Adkins and the Borderline Band, the Rarely Herd, and Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and has appeared with such artists as Jim Lauderdale, Tony Trischka, and Ray Stevens.
Take Five is a reflection of this musical diversity, presenting fiddle and banjo tunes, instrumentals, and traditional Bluegrass interspersed with jazz standards, classic Buck Owens, and even the theme to Star Trek. Many of Ned’s musical friends make appearances, Including three IBMA Female Vocalists of the Year: Dale Ann Bradley, Amanda Smith and Becky Buller; the instrumental talents of Jeremy Garrett, Missy Raines, Mike Compton, David Grier, Ethan Ballinger, Casey Campbell and Rob Ickes; his former bandmates Chris Jones & The Night Drivers and even an appearance by Nedski & Mojo (Stephen Mougin), making Take Five a sort of retrospective and reminding us that however we know Ned Luberecki - sideman, teacher, on-air radio personality - it all springs from his first love, the banjo.