To 'Pedal or Not to Pedal' - isn't actually the only question, but it is one that we need to ask.
On acoustic pianos we don't use our hands to play with the Pedals...if you notice the are located in the middle of the piano right next to the floor...and your feet. We use both of our feet to play the pedals and which foot we use will depend on which pedal we're playing.
We use both of our feet to play the pedals and which foot we use will depend on which pedal we're playing.
We play the right pedal with our right foot. We play the middle and left pedal with our left foot.
There are 3 different pedals because each one creates a distinct sound when used and each one is used in music according to the unique sound that it makes.
Look for these symbols in your music.
Besides being able to see when you need to press or release your pedal from the notation in your music, it’s also important to know how and when to use pedals when you are playing without music.
After you’ve gotten used to using the pedals with music, you’ll have a much better sense of how they sound individually and how to use them to create louder or softer sounds as well as fuller or more muted sounds.
The more you explore using the different pedals the better you will become at playing them with music and without music and you will enjoy the wide range of effects that they create in your sound.
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