The Herbie Hancock Collection (Artist Transcriptions. Piano) [Herbie Hancock] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (Artist Transcriptions). This one is from Herbie’s classic Maiden Voyage album. The piece is constructed of rubato head and jazz waltz solo section. The Eb-7/F (F. This isn’t the flashiest Herbie I’ve heard (compared to his solo on “No More Blues” Labels: #ttmusic Blue Note Herbie Hancock Transcriptions.

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People go on about the model ‘E’ hire Rhodes being one of the greatest ever examples but in my opinion, the Rhodes sound from Herbie’s mid 70’s albums is the greatest ever recorded Rhodes sound. Trasncriptions, Herbie looked transccriptions a kids having a great time throughout the concert.

Learning someone else’s solo note for note defeats the whole idea of jazz, which should be a spontaneous dialogue between the players. Hi Tom I don’t know if I’ve done this quoting thing properly. As I always say though, the value is in doing the transcription yourself – it’s like musical archeology!

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This aspect of music jancock seldom addressed. Herbie Hancock exact, note-for-note transcriptions on Rhodes [ Re: The part I have in mind occurs a couple of times. The solo part is saying The thing about Herbie is he doesn’t look back, always forward, willing to try new things, expand his playing into new areas. Their inner experience of a “rhythmic bed” is much more hidden or covert. Don’t have much to add regarding tanscriptions, and I can appreciate the hard work that goes into them, but I doubt that Herbie ever played the same song the same way twice.

Having said hanccock, I’m always thorough about all the comping too, not just doing the melodic solo lines. This would mean he had the same piano for sextant crossings mwandisihi and headhunters and thrust, then for manchild, sunlight, and secrets, then another new one for feets dont fail, monster, etc A talented player and builder.


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Would kill for your transcription of ‘Actual Proof’ solo, I’m playing this tune for my college fusion ensemble this semester in about 10 weeks and that would be so helpful.!!

How long did this take to accomplish?

That is the plane that Herbie operates on. The bottom line is – out of all the transcription books I’ve seen, I’ve always looked at them and then gone back and done it properly myself.

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You are not logged in. Nice of you to share your stuff here with all of of us. Also when are we going to see Actual Proof and Shiftless Shuffle in a video or book? I’m gradually trying to transcribe all of Herbie’s back-catalogue from that era The thing about Herbie is he doesn’t look back, always forwardwilling to try new things, expand his playing hebie new areas.

When you “get” that rhythmic code, you will have a ball with all manner of freedom They played much of his earlier fusion stuff, ie Chameleon, Watermelon Man, but that mostly consisted of quoting the head then going off into wonderful solos and ensemble playing loosely based on the melody.

I find it a little hard to believe that he literally used the same Rhodes for a long stretch, since Zawinul, who has the most similar recording and touring history, said “I also had plenty of Rhodes electric pianos.

Wags Don’t have much to add regarding transcriptions, and I can appreciate the hard work that goes into them, but I doubt that Herbie ever played the same song the same way twice.

And listening to Master’s play, speaks to me Switch to Threaded Mode. If I was to transcribe something like ‘Actual Proof’ however; that one took several days I really love your transcriptions. Ideally I’d spend time looking at the rhythm section too in fact, I’ve transcribed Sly completely including the bass and drums but most of the time it’s just the Rhodes I examine. It is interesting to observe the relationship between instrument maker and the development of music.


When musicians solo, they are most definitely not hearing the same rhythms that another person is hearing. Dave BryceStephen Fortner. Rhythm is greatly understudied in my opinion. It’s always great to meet other Herbie aficionados!

Vince is perhaps the best ensemble drummer I’ve ever seen. I won’t be stopping any time soon. How do you verify perhaps the most difficult part of the music- the melodic rhythms?

I’ve got a very busy period coming up but I’ll try my hardest to keep the videos flowing. They come through my intuition while on a bandstand. Previous Topic Index Next Topic.

The key to all Herbie solos or any other legendary jazz pianist, for that matter is that not only do you have to find the notes, you have to nail the feel and the dynamics, the phrasing too. None of the above takes one iota away from the very good, helpful work you have done and continue to do.

Thank you for this. Also helped taking Jazz Piano and Theory Comp too. I am missing the other elements of the bigger picture as you said – but am I a better player for studying Herbie’s music in such detail? The rhythm is critical Since I used mixers, I used EV speakers.