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.
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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.
Working on your technique, and your finger strength and coordination is something players of all levels and styles of music should spend some daily time on
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Add more color and sophistication to your chords, start using what are commonly called color tones
Learn how to spread notes in a chord out across a wider range, to create a more full and spacious sound
Learn how to distribute the notes of a chord within one or across two hands
Continuing on in our look at chords, let’s move from the basic 3-note chords (called triads) into four note chords, commonly called seventh chords
Let’s explore chords (not cords – that’s a whole ‘nother thing) in this outing