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'
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?
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 ?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 :)
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
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?
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.
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?
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