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Herbie Hancock

Lesson time 2:42 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.

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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.


This masterclass blew my mind, so much detail, I love his approach I wish he had one lesson on making your left hand more flexible:) but so much good info! Thank you!

To have been taught by the master and legend Herbie Hancock was an unreachable dream. Through Masterclass I was able to fufill that dream and more. Herbie Hancock not only taught me about jazz and music in general but about life and humanity. Thank you Masterclass for providing the way to make this possible.

This class has opened my ears and technique to creative possibilities towards composing and performing, not just jazz but all genres of music!


Barny B.

It was an honour to have this man in my music room. I can only hope that my music now shows something of what I have learned. Barny


Dear Mr. Hancock, I am practicing a little bit for two open mics 6-1 and 6-8 including two of my own pieces, but also learning Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed” as a little more of a challenge. Hope some day to play and sing or would be delightful if my beau would just sing the vocal. He’s more like Pavarotti not reading really, though.

Andreas M.

Thank you, Mr Hancock. The value of a masterclass exclusively depends on the greatness of the teaching master himself or herself. As a true great human being and extraordinary musician, you were able to inspire me above and beyond expectation. It has been a unique pleasure meeting you and learning from you.

Allie G.

What a treat to hear all your thoughts !! You spoiled us ! Thank you maestro.

Bob S.

I was pleased to see Herbie Hancock perform at the Bergen pac last week Great show with an exceptional band. Nice jam on Watermelon man . Thank you herbie for the lessons and advice. Bob

x X. my wrists broke and i couldnt' get surgery. so i can't play like others, i'm not sure if this song is good or not.

Jeremiah K.

Incredibly inspiring in so many ways. I could totally sense Herbie's humility, vulnerability, and willingness to share not only those things that can advance our expression and joy of music but also the very things that can hinder us from growing. This was a premium one-on-one session that offered everything, except the ability to ask a question. Watching and hearing Herbie share details of his journey, and all that was--and still is--required to plumb creativity, to learn from others, and to continually build and strengthen a foundation of knowledge and skill was an amazing experience. Thank you, Herbie!

Munro W.

Kia ora koutou katoa - I focused on the chord voicings, inversions and appreciated the piano exercises. I expect to explore more possibilities with my 🎼demos and jingles🎼 as a rhythmic musician.

Kenneth S.

Thank you thank you Herbie! I was very much moved by your style in delivering these classes and as a developing Jazz artist, have started to apply lessons from your Masterclass. Your sage advice for a Publishing company is just invaluable as well, I can't thank you enough. Cheers from a Montrealer!

Fumiyasu K.

I had very nice experiences in this class and changed my mind. Thank you Mr.Hancock, you are exactly the Master.