Herbie Hancock – ‘Watermelon Man’

‘Watermelon Man’ is one of jazz pianist Herbie Hancock’s best-known compositions. Originally written for his 1962 Takin’ Off album, it was revisited in 1973 by Herbie and his jazz-funk group The Headhunters for the album of the same name. This version of the song - covered in this course – features an inventive bass part built around tenths, from bassist Paul Jackson.

When learning this piece, you might find the following courses (all included in the monthly subscription cost) useful:

A transcription (with TAB and without) is available for this course. To download it, please visit the Free Stuff page.

This course is 34 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: