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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.

Deborah B.
(877) 231-8505
Conata Street
Duarte, CA
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Piano
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5 to 80
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Using Hanon and John Thompson for beginners
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Cal State Los Angeles - Music/Piano - 1970-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) Cal State Los Angeles - Music/Piano - 1974-1976 (Master's degree received)
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Nona Zakharyan
2535 Via Campo Ave 2535 Via Campo Ame
Montebello, CA
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Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, World
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$50
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Adjoa S.
(877) 231-8505
Garfield Ave
South Pasadena, CA
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Theatrical Broadway Singing, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Flute, Singing, Acting, Piano, Music Performance, Dance, Songwriting
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6 to 87
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Over 20 years of experience in the studio as a session vocalist. I specialize in vocal freedom, incorporating the feldenkrais and alexander techniques with exercises also taken from the Jeanie Deva Contemporary Vocalist Series. On piano and guitar I very much focus on the styles that make the students come alive. I stress the importance of reading and ear training, but don't force it to the point of the students dislike for music training. I'd rather they enjoy and experiment with sound than …
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YWAM - School Of Ministry Development - Missions, Christian ministry - 2001 (Degree received) YWAM - School of Music & Worship - Music, Missions - 2003 (Degree received) Belhaven College - Theatre, Voice - 2005-2006 (not complete)
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Andy S.
(877) 231-8505
E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA
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Music Performance, Percussion, Drums, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano
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5 to 99
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My percussion knowledge is vast and I can teach any genre My guitar knowledge is considerably less, but I can teach from beginners to intermediate levels. My piano knowledge is beginner to novice level
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Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - 9/1991-5/1995 (Bachelor's degree received) New York University - Music/Composition - 9/1995-5/1997 (Master's degree received)
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Michael L.
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N. San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
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Piano, Percussion, Music Performance, Drums, Songwriting
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5 to 99
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I am very accomplished on Drumset. I play and study all styles Jazz, Latin, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Big Band, World and all drumset concepts Linear, Compound stickings, Ghost Notes, Rudiments and rudimental application. Rhythm/Timing, Physiology Soloing, Ostinatos, Odd Meters, Odd Note Groupings, 4 way co-ordination,
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Musicians Institue - Drumset Percussion/Honors - March 1987-March 88 (Degree received) Southern NH Univ - General - Jan 2005 July 2006 (not complete)
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Hahmin S.
(877) 231-8505
Tetley Street ****STARTING IN NOVEMBER*****
Hacienda Heights, CA
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Piano
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5 to 99
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I was trained classically in piano. I have taught many different styles of music from Jazz to Contemporary to help student's realize their true passion for the piano. I use many varieties of piano methods that best fits the student. Material I use: Piano Adventures, online pieces, adjusted material to benefit and enhance the student most efficiently.I love to interact with the students so they may have a strong passion and desire to capture the material and to develop a stronger sense of the …
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Governor's School - Program for the Piano - 2005 (Degree received) James Madison University - Piano Performance major / Finance Minor - 2006-2008
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Britany B.
(877) 231-8505
Fremont Ave
South Pasadena, CA
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Violin, Piano
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5 to 16
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I have only taught in the Alfred Teaching Method for piano, but am going to research some other methods that I might consider adapting into my personal teaching method. I also took violin lessons for six years in the Suzuki Method and would probably teach any private violin lessons using that particular method.
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Loma Linda Academy - N/A - 1998-2001 (not complete) La Sierra University - Music - 2001-2002 (not complete) Azusa Pacific University - Graphic Design - 2002-2005 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Mark H.
(877) 231-8505
S. Petunia
La Habra, CA
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Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Music Performance, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
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Piano - Foundations, jazz piano, broadway, easy listening. Voice - Foundations, breathing, operatic stylings, broadway.
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Cal State Northridge - Music / Voice Perform - 1979-1982 (Bachelor's degree received) Western Seminary - Music Administration - 1985-1987 (Master's degree received) Azusa Pacific Universityh - Educational Leadership - 1997-2006 (PhD degree received) Vanguard University - Music Credential - 2009-2010 (Degree received)
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Round Top Dr
Los Angeles, CA
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Music Theory, Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Performance, Saxophone, Piano, Flute, Clarinet
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5 to 99
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I teach technique in saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano. I specialize in techniques for ear training (Learning songs quickly and remembering them.) and for improvisation within the genres of Jazz, Rock and R&B.
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University of Rochester - Music - 08/2004 - 12/2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Kay C.
(877) 231-8505
Barmore Ct.
Glendale, CA
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Music Theory, Piano, Music Performance
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3 to 99
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I specialize in Classical piano, but am comfortable teaching at all levels.
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Piano Performance - 8/1976 - 1/1978 (not complete) San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music - 8/1974-5/1976 (Bachelor's degree received) Illinois State University - Music - 9/1972 - 6/1974 (not complete)
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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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