Mar / 17
The Diaspora House was a great experience for us. We got to meet some amazing instrumentalists. () on the Piano, () on the Drums, () on the Cello, and () the lead saxophonist. They played a mixture of their own compositions along with other arrangements.
We learnt a great deal about Jazz. About how free flow it is and about how extensive improvisation skill is required to make the piece smooth and connected as one. They cycled through various time signatures such as- from 7/7 to 5/7 and to an upbeat 3/4. It mostly involved a fusion of Israeli music along with other arrangements. We also had a great interactive session where the students talked to them explaining their passion and interest. I personally had a great time and would encourage other students who missed this workshop to not miss the opportunity of joining and exposing themselves to future workshops. It will expand your horizons push you out of your comfort zone to venture through unexplored territories.
This article is written by Steve James; a student of Piano for the last year and a half at OWCM.Steve studies the exposure programme with Piano and musicality as his two classes every week.