Many players new to synths (or any keyboard) have a hard time performing smooth lines that move up and down the keyboard, because they haven’t mastered the ability to cross over or under the thumb, as is usually done when playing scales and other passages.
Whether your synth is velocity-sensitive or not, there are characteristics of the sound that can be controlled by your touch. I’m talking about the way the synth triggers its envelope generators based on notes that are played detached, or connected smoothly (called legato) when playing a monophonic patch.
Not all fingers are created equal, it seems. Most keyboardists find that the 4th and 5th fingers (the ring finger and the pinky) are somewhat weaker, and a little harder to control when trying to play passages smoothly/in perfect rhythm. If you find that to be the case for you it’s worth spending some time on exercises to help strengthen and learn to control those wayward digits.
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