Hi Jordan! Could there be any possibility to have a Sight Reading core lesson section in the OC? I am really intimidated by great sight readers like you and other people and is really a topic I personally wanna master. Thanks!
Hello Jordan, one question, if you didn't research modes and jazz theory when you did, would Dream Theater music and your solo music be alot different than it is today, because im currently listening to 'The Unforgotten Path' and seeing alot of jazz.
Hello Jordan! Raúl here. I want to ask you, how do you practice syncopated riffs? I learned the Dark Eternal Night riff from the OC, but I just can't manage to put both hands together. Any tip for practicing this passage?
Thank you in advance.
I have been looking through the Circle of Inversions Etude and I am having trouble with the suggested fingering. Mostly bars 12 and 13, playing all black keys, but also other fingering in bars 2,5,7 and 24... any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Hey Jordan! You have a very grounded and balanced aura that shines through when you play and speak. Other than music, do you practice meditation at all? I practice and teach it for 20 years and can usually spot it in people. Just curious :)
Hey Jordan!! Happy 10th year anniversary of the JROC! I'm so happy to have you as my main mentor for my keyboard playing, I even remember the day I signed up for the OC back in 2008 like yesterday. So God bless you man and hope to meet you one day!
Hi Jordan! I acknowledge the fact that life on the road is very challenging and overwhelming (running Dream Theater, the JROC, advertising products, family, Wizdom Music etc.) How do you deal with all of that? Could you share your techniques with us?
I have a Kronos and am using the set list feature w a foot pedal.
But I'm having trouble with 2 things: Timing in tight sections (configuring the pedal to change on "release" helps) and 2) balance when using sustain pedal simultaneousl
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.
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
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?
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?
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!
Hi Jordan, would you please tell us about how we should use this course to obtain most benefits? I mean please provide some learning path in the website which explain us how and which lessons we should take with priority ordering, thank you
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!