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Hello Jordan! Do you ever have issues with tension in your body affecting your playing? I have been struggling with my shoulders and forearms recently and wondered if you had any advice on how to relax while practicing.
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When dealing with large amounts of pieces, is there an approach you use for the best results? Do you have a musical photographic memory, or are you able to just “see” the musical notes and play them directly as required?
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Hi Jordan, Franck here, from France. I would like to know how to be focus from start to finish when you play live performance? I'm struggling sometime when I play live instead when I'm in rehearsal condition. Do you have some pieces of advice or exer
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Hi Wiz, I bought a new iPad Pro and it seems the App Store lost my GeoShred purchase and wants me to pay again. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hello! About sampling from other instruments on your Kronos; doesn´t it eat a lot of the ram after a while? I want to sample some mellotron sounds, with most of the notes. How do you do it? Can you load own samples directly from the SSD? Thank you!
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With arpeggios, is there a correct or better way for fingering in the left hand for root position triads and the right hand for 2nd inversion triads. Should you alternate your fingering for fixed or linear (flowing) triads? Does it matter?
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Hello Jordan! I saw your video answer about this assignment thing on slider 8 in order to accomplish the fade out of all the other sounds except for the piano. It didn't work to me, so could you tell me with more details please? Thanks!
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Hello Jordan Rudess! Ive seen a video of you performing on the Korg Krome and overall I think it sounds good. Now im 15 and ive saved up a whole year so far to put towards this Krome. How different is it to your Kronos?
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I travel occasionally and when I do I have no way to practice with a weighted 88 note keyboard, especially with good action as it would need to be light-weight and compact. Any ideas? (Two 44 note keyboards that could be joined together?) Thanks :)
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Hey Jordan. I was wondering what the best way to learn all of the chord inversions is so I can instantly play a chord in any inversion, both triads and seventh chords. Thanks.
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With scales, especially 8 note, do you have any tricks or advice to how to use a metronome to build your accuracy. I currently use “tempo” for iPad and find it very good, yet with high speeds always have trouble accenting the 1 in 7 note scales.
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Do you think pianists or musicians are at a musical disadvantage if they cannot sing? If they can’t, do you think it would be worth the time and effort to learn how to sing and play the piano?
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Hi Jordan. I'm Cristina, from Spain. Can you tell me about next Key Fest?I want to go but I need some more info that I don't find by the web: dates,If I need to go with my workstation(It's expensive and difficult from Spain) or Keytar(smaller).Thanks
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Hey there Jordan! I just got the plug for your Aristco page. Great tracks! Listen, I was wondering if you ever get around to playing solo shows at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock NY.
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