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The loudness of the note depends on how hard you strike the key. But even in the piano, quite a lot of technology (in the form of carefully balanced levers) goes into producing that effect.

Daphne Wayne
(859) 992-8511
1576 Basswood Court
Florence, KY
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Piano
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Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
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Beginner, Intermediate
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$39
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David P.
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East Woodemont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
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Music Theory, Drums, Piano
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5 to 99
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I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical.
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Xavier University - Music - Xavier University (Bachelor's degree received)
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Lexington Rd. Box
Louisville, KY
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Guitar, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums, Music Recording, Speaking Voice
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5 to 99
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I specialize in voice posture training, vocal projection, music production, latin percussion, hip-hop percussion, speed drumming, piano technique, ear training, rhythm training and songwriting
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Homeschooled - - 08/00 - 05/04 (High School diploma received) The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Master of Divinity - 08/08 - present (not complete) Wheaton College (IL) - Music Composition (Voice emphasis) - 08/04 - 5/08 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Elizabeth Hickerson
Florence Music Academy 240 Main St.
Florence, KY
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Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$0
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11 Years

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Wabash Dr
Lexington, KY
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Piano, Singing
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1 to 90
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music, Piano, Voice
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South High School - - 1962 - 1965 Univ of Colorado - Music Education - 1965 - 1969 Liberty University - Master of Arts - 1997 - 2000 Trinity Seminary - Womens Studies - 2001 - present
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Elizabeth Hickerson
Florence Music Academy 240 Main St.
Florence, KY
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Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$0
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11 Years

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Arapaho Trail
Frankfort, KY
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Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums
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8 to 65
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All musical styles
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Franklin County High School - General Diploma - 2000-2004 (High School diploma received) University of Kentucky - Percussion Performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Daphne Wayne
(859) 992-8511
1576 Basswood Court
Florence, KY
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Piano
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Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
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Beginner, Intermediate
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$39
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4 Years

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(877) 231-8505
Rose Street
Lexington, KY
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Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums
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8 to 65
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All musical styles
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Franklin County High School - General Diploma - 2000-2004 (High School diploma received) University of Kentucky - Percussion Performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Elmwood Ave
Louisville, KY
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Music Recording, Acting, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Theory, Singing, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar
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1 to 99
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I have extensive experience in the pop field. Genres include folk, pop, rock. I have composed music for film and television, so I am strongest in composition. I have taught other subjects in every age range from 6 months to 18 years of age.
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Ballard High School - - 87-91 (High School diploma received) Kenyon College - Theatre - 91-96 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Velocity

If you’ve ever played a piano, the process seems perfectly natural: The loudness of the note depends on how hard you strike the key. But even in the piano, quite a lot of technology (in the form of carefully balanced levers) goes into producing that effect. Other keyboards, such as organs and the first generation of synthesizers, don’t respond in that way. Play lightly, play hard — it makes no difference.

Just about all synthesizer keyboards today respond the way a piano does. There will be subtle differences, but the speed with which the key travels downward is sensed by a mechanism of some sort, and the information coming from the sensor is used to affect the sound of the synth.

The speed of the key as it descends toward the keybed is called its velocity. Each key has its own velocity sensor. And because just about all keyboards transmit MIDI, the velocity data is always encoded in the form dictated by MIDI. MIDI defines messages called note-on and note-off, and each note-on message includes velocity. (Note-off velocity — the speed with which the key is allowed to rise at the end of the note — is also defined by the MIDI Specification, but it’s rarely used.)

Because the velocity is embedded in the note-on event, the velocity of a note can’t change while the note is sounding. The value transmitted by the velocity sensor remains the same from the start of a given note to its end. Manufacturers of consumer keyboards sometimes blur this distinction by referring to velocity as “pressure.” MIDI defines a separate type of data called pressure, or aftertouch. When a keyboard senses pressure (not all of them do), you can send a control signal by pressing down harder after the key has reached the keybed. But that control signal has nothing to do with velocity.

MIDI defines velocity as a data type that can have values ranging from 1 to 127. A velocity of 1 is extremely slow (produced by very light playing), and 127 is extremely fast (produced by very hard playing).

USING VELOCITY TO CONTROL SOUND

The most common use of velocity is to control the loudness of the notes. As on a piano, when you play harder, the notes will be louder. On a synthesizer, this is accomplished by using velocity to modulate the amplitude of the audio signal. If you roll up your sleeves and do a little voice programming, you’ll probably find a parameter called VEL or Velocity in the Amplifier, AMP, or VCA area of your synth. If you turn this parameter down to zero, the velocity-to-loudness effect should go away: All notes should be equally loud.

If you listen closely to a piano, you’ll hear that the louder notes also have more sound energy in the upper frequency range. In other words, they’re not only louder, they’re also brighter. This effect is modelled in most synthesizers. If your synth has analog-type lowpass filters, you’ll find a parameter with which you can control velocity modulation of the filter cutoff frequency. When the velocity value is higher, the filter cuto...

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