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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.

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.

I didn't know Herbie before this class was launched but now I am a huge fan. Outstanding class and real as can be!

loved it!!! ... the professional production is excellent ... definitely more visually appealing than The Great Courses ... content was engaging ... and Herbie's a fun instructor!

Listening to a legend like this talk about his craft is awesome

Thank you Herbie Hancock - that class changed my life - you changed my life - thank you for that - from the bottom of my heart!


larry M.

The entire experience was inspiring including Herbie Hancock views on life. I practice meditation and can relate to his remarks. More energized to learn more from these lessons in my own playing. Thank You

Michael W.

Excellent. Hancock's leisurely style, grace, and instruction about the theoretical components of the genre of jazz was a true delight to follow along.

Avzal I.

Absolutely wonderful series which I intend to come back to over and over again for additional insights. Thank you Mr Hancock and thank you Masterclass for making this happen. And thank you to my friend Samme for gifting me with this opportunity.

Bruce R.

BTW- I wrote a piece of music called "Hopboppin'", inspired by Herbie Hancock. It is on Soundcloud under my name, Bruce Rich.

Bruce R.

Everything. I'm overwhelmed with what windows of opportunity Herbie's lessons and music have opened to me. I've never felt restricted or approached music with any significant degree of restraint, but the expansion of my vocabulary is opening my ears to newer and more colorful possibilities. Thank You. Namaste! Bruce Rich

Chris M.

Mr. Handcock, There is this scene in the Movie "LUCY" when Scarlett Johannsen is at the point of using 100% of her brain capacity and she calls Morgan Freeman (who plays a scientist) to ask him what does she do now with all of this incredible knowledge and information flooding into her brain? Morgan tells her the one most important thing she needs to hear and he says, "Pass it on!". And so she becomes this massive organic computer that spits out one usb chip that contains all her experience and knowledge that she holds right before she becomes part of the fabric of the universe. So I guess I feel a little like Morgan Freeman in that movie! Blessed, because I just got to receive the most amazing gift of your knowledge and your life experience and mastery and it was given so graciously and unselfishly by you. You are one of our great masters and great creators of our time and we are so lucky that you chose to offer this amazing sharing of your music and life experience and knowledge! If you actually do read these notes, know that I have been deeply affected by your class and your Master Class. I am eternally grateful for the time you took to pass your chip on to all of us.

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.