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Finding the "soul" of your foot: The nuances of pedaling

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When I was a young piano student, I  reveled in the joy of hearing two  clashing harmonies blur together under one pedal. In my teenage years, much like my peers, I loved to pedal emotionally, often liberally and with fervor as the beauty and passionate music of the great Romantic composers transported me. But, I never dared touch the ped...
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The great compensator

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A full range of expressive gestures evocative of other instruments is always at  our disposal. We pianists are constantly grappling with the fact that our instrument cannot truly sustain tones. A few fractions of a second past its production—marked by a meteoric rise in loudness—every new sound plummets in volume as surely as if it were b...
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