Herbie Hancock Voicing Tutorial
The Herbie Hancock voicing is a rich-sounding, two-handed minor 11th chord. The voicing contains a 5th interval in the left hand (Root & 5) and then four notes in the right hand (b3, 11, b7 & 9). The best way to learn the voicing is to memorise these scale degrees and then apply it to any minor key.
Free Downloadable Lesson Supplement
Download the Herbie Hancock voicing in all 12 keys. This is a great reference for practicing this voicing:
The voicing is named after Herbie Hancock who is one of the most famous modern jazz pianists and composers. Herbie was one of the first jazz pianists to embrace synthesizers and funk music.
This voicing definitely has a funky vibe to it!
As the top note in the voicing is the 9th – look out for minor chords with the 9th in the melody and then simply slot this voicing underneath.