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Hey jordan rudess. I've just started keyboard playing thanks to you (the dance of eternity the first section) but my question is what's the best way to increase my ear, meaning being able to recognize all keys,notes,scales, all of it. Thanks.
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have been 3 weeks since I start playing keyboards Iam a guitarist making the switch to play keyboards i learn thigs from youtube and have beean practice with ametronome my last two fingers some time swell I practice 4 hous a day what you suggest
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I was wondering about your Snarling Pig sound. How do you achieve this pig sound through time and what do you mean by "Oscillator sync" on the KRONOS, what do you use? I'm asking just for the single sound NOT for the Combi. Thanks!
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My Kronos has developed power issues & become a bit too unreliable to take on the road. I considered going to a Kronos 2, but a friend recommended going to a Macbook rig with Ableton/plugins etc. Do you recommend one setup over the other?
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When it comes to piano performance, I don’t have much experience as a solo performer. Is there any advice you could give on a positive mindset to have to encourage a good performance. Also is there a bennifit to using beta blockers to reduce anxiety?
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Hi Jordan, I'm new here and also I'm GeoShred User. Well, GeoShred is not a keyboard nor a guitar, I need a guide to be able to apply lessons and techniques on GeoShred, the fingering is the first matter and also the way to get good sound out of it.
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What are the fingering for 7th chord arpeggios and there inversions ? i.e Ma7 Mi7 ect
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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.
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A question regarding the tour, I am Miles and I'm from UK and want to attend the London Bach to Rock tour, is it strictly 18+ for all attendants?
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Hey Jordan! I know arpeggios are the basic go to run when improvising in a classical style, do you have any tips to spice up the typical run that everyone talks about? Thanks, Miles + Is there anyway of me getting sheet music for 'Entangled'
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What are the fingering for 7th chord arpeggios and there inversions ?
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Hi,Jordan. My name is Kazuma Takahashi in from Japan. I will be taking part in an electronic organ contest in the near future. I really want to play your composition,”Explorations Third Movement”at the contest. Could you permit that?
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hello Jordan .. I have a question: for the finger exercise, does it only focus on using fingers only and not to use any strength from the wrist? So it’s different from octave exercise which uses the strength from wrist ?
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Opinions on composers such as Chopin and Liszt?
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Hello Jordan! Back Again, how would you suggest I go about studying a score or piece, what should I label or take note of? Thanks, Miles
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Hi Jordan! I'm playing software instruments live for a long time and while i'm super happy on the basic samples and synthsound side I'm looking to expand my palette with some cool, maybe realtime controllable effect plugins. Any hints? Appreciate it!
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I love the ask Jordan section! I just wish it would be categorized/sorted in some way. Maybe just searchable or adding tags when composing the question? Just a suggestion, thanks for your answers, they are super helpful!
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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!
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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.
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Hi Jordan! I would like to know, how do you set the same volume for all your patches specially considering your setlists in the Kronos?
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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.
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Hey Jordan look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zIdR5tP9Ck
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Are there any sheet music for the LTE classic Acid Rain? Perhaps a lead sheet of sorts?
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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!
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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 :)
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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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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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