Push 201: Jordan Rudess – Pushing The Limits – 1. Course Intro
When we proposed this course to our partners at Ableton, we wanted to see what magic might happen when a master musician/composer met Push for the first time. So we sent a pre-release version of Push to Jordan Rudess and gave him week to learn it before our camera crew appeared a his front door. We set up a video shoot in his technology filled music room and set the stage to let Jordan share his experience and expertise in creating and performing with Push.
What most people don’t know about Jordan is that he dedicates a lot of his energy to education. Its important to him, and thats why his teaching skills come across so clearly as he shares his music-making genius and technological chops while interacting with Push.
Jordan first takes you through track construction, building beats, chords and leads. He explains music techniques you can deploy to help you get the most out of Push’s interface. He then dives into fingering techniques you can practice to help you get the most out of Push’s touch-sensitive keypads. As he continues to build his track, Jordan generously shares precious musical tips learned from years of experience in the studio making records and on the road.
Watching a masterclass on Ableton’s Push led by a maestro like Jordan Rudess is an event that must not be missed. So sit back and see how to take your Ableton Live music-making to a whole new level with Ableton’s incredible new instrument: Push.