Herbie Hancock to Teach His First Online Course on Jazz




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MasterClass is on fire these days. In recent months, the new online course provider has announced the development of online courses taught by leading figures in their fields. And certainly some names you’ll recognize: Dr. Jane Goodall on the EnvironmentDavid Mamet on Dramatic WritingSteve Martin on ComedyAaron Sorkin on Screenwriting, Gordon Ramsay on Cooking, Christina Aguilera on Singing, and Werner Herzog on Filmmaking. Now add this to the list: Herbie Hancock on Jazz.

Writes MasterClass:

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.

The course won’t get started until this fall, but you can pre-enroll now. Priced at $90, the course will feature:

  • 20+ video lessons where Herbie teaches you how to “improvise, compose, and develop your own sound.”
  • 10+ original piano transcriptions, including 5 exclusive solo performances.
  • A downloadable class workbook.
  • And the chance to have the 14-time Grammy winner critique your work.

Apparently this will be the first time Hancock has ever taught a course online.

Learn more about Herbie Hancock Teaches Jazz here. And find more MasterClass courses here.

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