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Herbie Hancock

Lesson time 02:36 min

Herbie offers his parting words and a bit of music as a thank-you for joining him.

Herbie Hancock
Teaches Jazz
Learn to improvise, compose, and develop your own sound across 25 video lessons.
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I hope you had a good time. I enjoyed myself. I enjoyed being with you, hope you enjoyed being with me. So you may be wondering, what is your next move, now that you've been through these classes? Put them into action, but put them into action your own way. Start right away. Practice some of the things that I talked about, explore them, and find yourself in them. If something doesn't work for you, it doesn't work for you. If it does, be my guest. I only want to see you be you, not be me. I'm already me. I can learn from you. I'd love to learn from you. Thank you.

Find Your Sound

Herbie Hancock's jazz career started in his family's living room, listening to his favorite records and trying to play along. Now, he's one of the most celebrated musicians in the world. Join Herbie at the piano as he shares his approach to improvisation, composition, and harmony. Gain access to 10+ original piano transcriptions, including 5 exclusive solo performances.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Herbie is a great man and musician and gave me some fantastic ideas to add to my own playing. Bravo!

I have been exposed to so much throw this class and given clarity to some things that puzzled me. I am drummer who is a frustrated jazz pianist. I have some shedding on the concepts shared in this great master class. Thank you so much Mr. Hancock!!!

Wonderful. I'm already with "saudade" from Herbie. In português "saudade" means "miss you" Thank you very much Herbie! Abraços from Rio de Janeiro, bossa nova land. 🎹🙏💕

I learned how music really comes from telling your story instead of being technical about melodies


John B.

I am a complete beginner on the piano, but a lover of Herbie's music and skill. I found inspiration in this personal connection with a person I admire. He expressed a personal and world view that I hold and he reinforced my excitement for jazz piano. It was like sitting down with him for a conversation and I truly enjoyed that. Now, I am inspired to get to work on the keyboard in a way that will allow me to express my feelings through music. Thank you !

Nick B.

I thoroughly enjoyed this Masterclass. Watching and soaking in Herbie's encouragement was most helpful, but I know the work for me is only just beginning. I also really appreciated the words. I wasn't looking for the theory so much as the words that should be in my head as I play. I'm still lost when it comes to jazz on the piano, but I have a bit of a direction now. Thank you.

Savannah S.

The Master was exactly what I expected! What great honor and priveledge to have had this opportunity to spend time with one of the Master's who has dedicated his life to his music and in the process has given much more than the gift itself. Thank you once again for your sacrifice and humbleness to encourage and uplift me and my talent.

Wendy B.

I really enjoyed this masterclass. I learned about trying to make a little progress each day, and to not over-practise, that chord inversions can lead to whole new harmonisations. I am going to explore Herbie’s chord progressions for each key to see where that leads. Thank you.

A fellow student

Herbie is an all-time legend, and there is objectively lots to learn in this course, but from a personal perspective, I was hoping for more in-depth explanation of harmonic concepts—what works and why it works—as opposed to anecdotes and general philosophy. I still learnt from this course and will apply that knowledge to my piano.

A fellow student

A really nice course. Herbie Hancock is a lion on piano and a kind soul. Some nice musical thoughts to take and explore on my own now. Thank you!

Laura T.

Thanks Herbie- the class was fantastic and incredibly valuable, I got a lot out of it. Even though I don't do music professionally any more, I can still make it a part of my life, enjoy it and practice when I can.

Diane M.

Everybody else says what I feel, only more eloquently. The guy is a dogonne spiritual hero. I can't even play chopsticks, but I will hit my guitar a lot better now, and my sculpture too. Great great Master Class.

A fellow student

Herbie has been pivotal in my musical development, the one who got it all started for me. So it doesn't surprise me that he was also the draw for MasterClass. This may have been my first MC course, but certainly not my last.

Rene L.

Thank you, Herbie. Your class was very inspiring. I always admired you as a great jazz pianist, and it was very revealing to get to know you in a much broader venue; the venue of life. I discovered that I am five years your senior, and couldn't agree with you more, that life is about learning continuously. In my case, I did become an electrical engineer but always dabbled with my piano. Since I retired, I have tried to push much further into my piano, and your class has been very helpful.