Ask Jordan

Hey Jordan! When composing what types of chords or scales do you use to say capture tragedy making its way into remorse and sadness.
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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?
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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 Insights?
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Is Korg Kronos Weight piano good for finger power practising? Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Jordan I have an idea that would be appreciated by DT fans around the world that you guys could do: how about doing a DT band clinic? I mean like, explaining your process of composing, practicing, discipline, unisons etc? People would love that!
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Hi, Jordan! Magne from Norway here! I loved how you broke down your sounds on the Keyboard Madness DVD. That was using the Kurzweil setup. Any chance we´re gonna see some more of that with the Kronos and with the amazing music made after that time?
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Hey Jordan, I've got a question about performing at live shows. I've recently come to realize how hard it is to avoid that stern face, lost in concentration while playing. Is there a way to practice a more outgoing expression while on stage?
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Hey Jordan. Your sounds are the best I've heard and I noticed you use Omnisphere. When you play live, do you use midi or have you imported the patches into your keyboard? If so, how do I get Omnisphere patches in my Oasys? Thanks (:
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Hey Jordan. I've been meaning to ask about the lead synth in "My Last Farewell". At 1:38 in the solo you make a squealing pitch bend. How did you make that raspy squeal? Is it FM? If so, do you modulate frequency or depth of the effect? Cheers!
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Hi Jordan, my name is Mike (I live in the UK). I love your new Hungarian Dance. It's so good - Brahms would have been proud to call it his own. Is there any chance you could publish a PDF or MIDI of the piano part please? Best wishes, Mike
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Hi Jordan, First of all thank you for your generosity and for being so accessible to your fans. I've been following DT for over 20 years and your solo work is inspiring. Can you please post a vid of the correct fingering for DT's "Wait For Sleep"?
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Hey Jordan, my name is Andrés from Costa Rica. Any advice about composing keyboard leads and piano and organ melodies for prog. Thank you and good night!
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