Ask Jordan

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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Is Korg Kronos Weight piano good for finger power practising? Thanks
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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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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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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
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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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