Musician Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty ft. Jacob Collier & Herbie Hancock | WIRED

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23-year-old musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier explains the concept of harmony to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a professional, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds. ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Musician Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty ft. Jacob Collier & Herbie Hancock | WIRED

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Spazzsticks : More like "jacob collier and herbie hancock agreeing after playing jazzy chords"

Dyllpickalio : Ah yes, the five stages of life: Kid Teen College Student Professional *Herbie Hancock*

Gray Overton : That college student is like “yeah dude I know wtf harmony is my mom just made me do this”

Daniel Wai : I literally use this video to track my progress in my music degree.

PrimitiveProdigy/ /PrimePro : 9:42 guy: yea herbie: yea guy: yea musicians in a nutshell

Raven Tabiola : Level 5: "and it was like *plays piano*" "yeah" "and this *plays another chord*" "*nods*" "to this *do set of chords*" "uhumm"

Jishin Dev : how the f* do you remember all these g7aminorbflat thing man? you a genius!

Restu Aditya : and then black hooded man approaches "do you know bOOgie wOOgiE???"

Joshua Milo Music : _what about negative harmony... the d a r k s i d e_ 🤔🤔🤔🤔

McFly : And on level 6 they just intensely stare at each other.

Jon Bezeau : If there is a mightier flex than having Herbie Hancock in your music theory video, I have yet to imagine it.

Critical Ravi : So, harmonies are a form of language with many different sounds to express a wide variety of feelings? That's great! Pop Music: I really like those 4 chords though...

ronnie saras : i was following right upto when he jammed with herbie on amazing grace. it felt like the equivalent of me in an art gallery, standing in front of a huge white canvas with a red dot in the centre.

AH- 64 : The last bit... Doesn't sound anything like Amazing Grace to my uneducated ears. Back to school.

ukiW : Harmony professor: "It's not rocket science" Rocket science professor: "It's not harmony"

Cory Swygert : Yeah, but does he know about the cowbell is the real question.

Dina Orman : The way he was explaining to people before Level 5 was like more professional. And Level 5 was understanding everything with just "Like, yeah, and you know, that, like wow"

feroz dinu : I absolutely understand 0% of this 🙃🙃

Guillaume Desjeans : I love that silence at the end. Reminds me of a passed away friend I used to jam with. We could stay silent for hours after a jam and we wouldn't feel the need to say anything to each other. We were One.

TWITCH KID : How professional pianists talk to each other : *plays a major chord with lots of sharps and natural* Oh yeah! And then you can- *plays major arpeggio and ends in a minor chord* Mhm. Mhmm.

emusik97531 : its interesting how in the earlier levels it has to do more with theory and as you get higher up the level it goes back to nature and life experience and emotions. It's almost as if as the complexity increases theres also a level of fundemental basic understanding of nature and how it goes hand in hand at the most complex level

BarknoorZ : I thought he'd be explaining this to people who had no clue what harmony was. But no. THEY'RE PROS.

TelefonMann : How to get clicks: 1. Herbie Hancock

GearandaltheFirst : first 3 levels: add more notes and it'll sound better Level 4: people think that adding notes sounds better I wonder why?

DoubleITman : Herbie: So I misheard Miles Davis and it created my career......

Micah Anderson : Asking Eastman school of music student if they know what the circle of 5ths is... 😂😂

thsu8 : Level 6: Johann Sebastian Bach

Rossi Carmina : Lvl 1 crook - Everyone Else Lvl 100 boss - Herbie Hancock

Melik Turunen : Duh. On Rhodes, anything sounds good.

Howard Wimshurst : at level 5 they gave up the limitations of speech and just communicated with music which was much more efficient

Charge Beetle : Man, can't wait 'til I wake up as Herbie Hancock. 👴🏿

xOverload86x : It's astonishing how they both act at the end, the genuine soft laugh. Like they just shared a really intense story or an intimate moment. I have no idea what happened there, but it was fascinating to watch. xD

Jake Hunter : Jacob Collier sounds British but loves playing Amazing Grace. Now that's HARMONY lol. #jakehunter88

Lazy Fingers : I am a guitar player and I jammed along with them on that Amazing Grace improv in F and even I felt special. (: music is the closet thing to magic there is

TheShamansQuestion : _"Explaining harmony at 5 different levels"_ *gets to Lvl 5 Herbie Hancock* = interviews him

MeoMaster : "the more notes there are, the more exciting it is" *FLOPS ON KEYBOARD*

P k : I thought at level 5, he was going to play chocolate rain

RosegoldCrobat : That was the jazziest "Amazing Grace" I've ever heard.

ke0kie : You are so very fortunate, setting along side Herbie conversing about theory; omg what an amazing day that must have been.

robott : *gets to the last interview* *half of the video left* we're in for a wild ride

Elizabeth haditono : that college kid has some skill and he kinda cute too tho

River Sparks : That college student had no idea wtf was going on one he threw in dim, sus, 7th's etc.

SevenFoot Pelican : HOLY HERBIE HANCOCK. He's a GOD!

tumblinbubble : 6:14, when i feel like i'm done pooing but realize another poo is about to come out.

TheColourPink : *literally a music student* “Do you know what the circle of 5ths is?” *sighs*

Exterel YT : Level 6: *staring at each other and playing piano* Level 7: *absolute silence since they play and talk so fast*

poisenbery : "When a choir nails a triad but you hear a 4th tone that isn't really being produced" I've been a guitarist for about 15 years now but I have had no lessons or training or anything. I always thought that I was imagining these overtones. It's really cool finding out that I managed to pick up on this stuff without having to go to a school or anything. Music is very intuitive IMO. I really encourage people to attempt to self teach music theory and music composition. It's really cool when you read a part of music theory and have that feeling of "oh i do that all of the time!" when you learn about a concept When I learned about syncopation, I was super excited because it's something I naturally developed over time with my playstyle. It's just nice being able to read a book and find out that you've been learning everything correctly on your own

Argie Fag : I wish for the day I turn "Herbie Hancock" years.

Billz tha great : Him and the college student had some undoubted chemistry