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How many ways can you say, “Use the Pedal”?

From that lovely 300-page tome* that I acquired a couple of weeks ago, here are some of the common terms indicating the use of the right pedal: English: damper pedal, loud pedal, open pedal, sustaining pedal, amplifying pedal French: avec … Continue reading

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Conversation Stopper

At the beginning of my 15-year-old daughter’s piano lesson yesterday (yes, I’m the teacher) I showed her the book I picked up on pedaling last week – quite excitedly, for I’m anxious to fill in some of the gaps in … Continue reading

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