I am playing an organ patch on an electric keyboard with a low-ish trigger point, so I have to depress the key fairly deeply to be able to trigger sound. Generally, I am finding it hard to get quick, good sounding swipes out of it, especially ones that change direction. In fact, last time I tried I smashed my finger between two keys.
My question has two parts to it: 1) Should I be swiping using the tips of my fingers, or somewhere lower, or is there a best practice technique to swiping? 2) Are there recommendations on what to wear to protect my fingers from getting jammed between keys again, especially if I'm playing on a keyboard with a low trigger point?
Edit: By swiping, I do mean glissandos - basically sliding your hand down (or up) every white key on the keyboard (or possibly every black key), and possibly changing direction as well in the middle of a glissando.