Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock

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“Watermelon Man ” is a jazz standard written by Herbie Hancock, first released on his debut album, Takin’ Off (1962).First version was released as a grooving hard bop and featured improvisations by Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon. A single of the tune reached the Top 100 of the pop charts. Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria released the tune as a Latin pop single the next year on Battle Records, where it became a surprise hit, reaching #10 on the pop charts. Santamaria’s recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. Hancock radically re-worked the tune, combining elements of funk, for the album Head Hunters (1973).

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The 1st step to learning popular keyboard, may be to learn the notes of the keyboard and when to perform each one. Reading music is a primo-valuable skill, as it will give you the confidence to play a greater selection of music. You’ll be able to also begin to recognize chords faster as you`ll recognize the notes themselves quicker, and give you a head-start with any piano instructing method. Practice everyday so you’ll be able to study off of what you rehearsed the previous day.

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