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Learn Jazz Improvisation With Tips From Herbie Hancock

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 9, 2021 • 5 min read

If you want to learn about jazz improvisation, you can’t find a better expert to learn from than the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning jazz musician, pianist, and composer Herbie Hancock. Herbie Hancock’s decades-long career began with classical music before transitioning to jazz piano and beyond. Here, he reveals his ideology behind jazz improvisation and a few basic tips for anyone who wants to get started playing great jazz.