The Herbie Hancock Minor Chord Voicing is a rich and full sounding six note chord. It is used over a minor7 chord when there is a 9th in the melody. Free video, notation, and extra tips in this Herbie Hancock jazz piano lesson. Here is the notation for all the chord voicings I play on Maiden Voyage. Herbie. Chord Voicings. Play. There’s a near-infinite number of ways play chords on your instrument. Learn some of Herbie’s go-to approaches, and let them spark your.

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The voicing is more difficult to play in some keys – don’t fret about this!

Herbie Hancock Voicing

How to approach the minor 7 voicing you should herble Here is how Voicngs see it: When finding a new chord: This is a great reference for practicing this voicing:.

It is just one tool you can use if you feel like. Practice Tips Practice this voicing by taking it through all 12 keys. Here is how I see it: This voicing definitely has a funky vibe to it! As the top note in the voicing is the yancock — look out for minor chords with the 9th in the melody and then simply slot this voicing underneath.


Check out the video here: How can I use it the best way, and how can I practice it to get it into my playing as quick as possible.

Herbie Hancock Minor Chord Voicing – The Jazz Piano Site

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. It sounds great in the lower registers because of the 5th interval in the left hand. Facebook Linkedin Twitter YouTube.

You can do this chromatically by moving up or down the keyboard. We explore the voicing options for major chords under each note of the Lydian Mode which is a common scale to play over major chords. So, I knew about it well, voicinsg had never taken the time to practice this voicing in all the keys.

This is a great reference for practicing this voicing: I personally did not know about it before just a few months ago. The question is always if I find out something new: Especially from Herbie Hancock and many others. Leave us your email address below to get notified on the latest jazz piano lessons, learning resources and practice tips and tricks.

Herbie was one of the first jazz pianists to embrace synthesizers and funk music. The best way to learn the voicing is to memorise these scale degrees and then apply it to any minor key. I have this voicing now in my toolbox and am ready to play it whenever I am playing a minor 7 chord. Also try using the voicing in different registers of the piano.


The voicing is named after Herbie Hancock who is one of the most famous modern jazz pianists and composers.

Download exercises for this lesson here. I will explain more under the video. Just make a note of the keys that you can play it in and find alternate minor voicings to use for the other keys.

Herbie Hancock Chord Voicing |

Sure, I had heard it many times. Watch this and never again get stuck on what to play for minor chords!

I combine it with A and B voicings that I show you on the jazz piano course. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The Herbie Hancock voicing is a rich-sounding, two-handed minor 11th chord.

Download the Herbie Hancock voicing in all 12 keys. Remember that the 5th interval can be played low down in the bass without sounding too muddy. Now I have, and the voicing is stuck in my fingers together with the million other combinations.