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Herbie Hancock Teaches Jazz

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Teaches Jazz

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.


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Class Sample
1. Introduction
2. A Human Approach to Music
3. Improvisation
4. Learning by Listening
5. The Two Basic Jazz Forms
6. Listen and Learn: "Oleo"
7. Piano Basics
8. Piano Exercises
9. Improvising Alone
10. Expanded Improv Techniques
11. Jam Session: Improvising Together
12. Composing
13. Recomposing, Rearranging, Reinventing
14. Jam Session: Two Approaches to “Watermelon Man”
15. Working As a Composer
16. Chord Voicings
17. Case Study: Reharmonizing “’Round Midnight”
18. Ravel's Creative Harmonies
19. Expanding Your Harmonic Horizons
20. Listen and Learn: “Maiden Voyage”
21. Rhythmic Musicianship
22. Jam Session: Rhythm in “Actual Proof”
23. A Musical Life
24. Listen and Learn: “Watermelon Man”
25. Closing

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Herbie Hancock


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