Herbie Hancock is the most celebrated musician of our time. He is an actor, composer, a pianist and a keyboardist. He has won fourteen Grammy awards for his contributions to music. Herbie learned about his talents while playing along the tunes of records in his living room. He taught himself the basics and later became one of the most gifted musicians of all time. Now Herbie Hancock has decided to share some of that musical knowledge with aspiring future musicians and fans through MasterClass.
MasterClass is an online class program where celebrities and professionals from different fields teach their pupil what they know about their field through a series of pre recorded videos. These videos are accompanied with workbooks and assignments that viewers can complete at their leisure but it is recommended that these assignments and workbooks should be finished according to the lessons to get the full experience of this class.
Through this class, Herbie walks you through his creative process while putting together a melody. You learn about his rhythmic bearings and the importance of harmony in symphonies.
Herbie Hancock's MasterClass consists of 25 lessons where he teaches you not just to play but to open your eyes and ears to the real story behind a note. His teaching is as rhythmic as his talent that is mesmerizing. Herbie tells you to not be afraid of improvisations and just thoroughly listen before reacting to it. His emphasis on listening is constant throughout his lessons. This is also how he taught himself jazz: by listening to it in his living room. Later on in his lessons, Herbie teaches the basics of jazz and piano. Then he shares some piano exercises as well as encourages you to practice alone and find your own rhythm and voice. Throughout his lessons, Herbie gives you exclusive solo performances and through this MasterClass you’ll get access to 10+ original transcriptions. He also walks you through the entire process of composing.
You can access Herbie's MasterClass by buying either a single access pass or an all-access pass. A single access pass is worth $90 while an all-access pass is worth $180. There is not much difference between these other than what each of their name suggests. A single access pass will allow you to only access Herbie’s MasterClass while an all-access pass gives you access to more than one MasterClass.
Taking out $90 from your bank to spend on an online class seems like a bad decision but in this case it’s worth your money. We spend so much money on different musicclasses to learn from a teacher with average musical talents just like ours. But now we have a chance to learn from the best, why waste it? For any musician, learning from the best musician should be a priority. This MasterClass will take you one step closer to your dreams.