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How is jamming like a boat on the ocean?

Jamming is not specific to a type of music or person. Anyone can jam in almost any style. 

Think About

  • How do people jam?
  • What makes a good conversation?
  • Can you have a musical conversation? If so, what would it sound like?

Getting Started

Watch this video that explains some basics of jamming and how it is like a boat in the ocean:


Watch the full performance of at least one of the musicians who were sampled in the video you just watched.

Identify rhythms, melodies, or sound effects that are repeated.

Does anything in the performance surprise you, or seem especially creative?

Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Jason Lindner (keys), Justin Tyson (drums):

Bonus: Find another version of Well You Needn’t. Compare the Avishai Cohen version with the other version you watched.

Tash Sultana:

Bobby McFerrin: