Why the name Rock Mishpacha?
The name was decided by all of us. In Hebrew it means Only (Rak) Family (Mishpacha). We orignally spelled it Rak, but people couldn't find it when they searched on YouTube.
How did you decide who plays which instrument?
Our father decided based on intuition. There were a few changes in middle. Yehuda used to play Flute, and Moshe was playing only Piano. After a few lessons, we made the switch.
Do you guys have fun playing together?
Loads. It does get noisy sometimes, but it's always fun jamming with siblings. The hardest part is choosing which song to play but we usually compromise. We especially love playing sets together. Another favorite is when one of us randomly chooses a song from Avremi's song book and we sight read.
How often do you practice?
Depends who. Some of us practice nightly, others a few times a week. Our favorite quote is "If you have two musicians and one is super talented while the other practices twice a day... the one that practices will be a far greater musician".
Who plays keyboard for the band?
When we play on a gig, we switch off. Yehuda plays the keyboard for the slow songs and Moshe plays flute. If it's a fast song Moshe plays keyboard and Yehuda plays alto sax. Many of the songs don't require keyboard at all. In a pinch, our father plays keyboard and can do the bass on the left side. He'd rather play the bass guitar though. Recently, Dovid who's six-years-old has been learning piano, so he's already getting set to take over.
Why don't you make more videos?
It's very time consuming and expensive. There is a lot of work that goes into it, and although it's a load of fun, we can only produce one or two a year.
Do any of you play by ear?
This is a common question, and the real answer is no. We're getting better at playing by ear, but we're all still focusing on sight reading. Reading notes is a bit frustrating initially, but it's really worth it in the long run.
Where's the contest page?
Click Here to get to that page. Thanks for playing!