The Pedal: Your Friend at The Piano

If you’ve ever wondered what the sustain pedal does, start with the video above!

Most of the songs in our library rely on a significant amount of ‘connective pedaling,’ and anybody with legs long enough can manage it. It’s simple: depress the sustain pedal for each chord–lifting and lowering again between chord changes–with the intention to smooth out any chop or undesired airy space. Don’t abuse the pedal, or you might get muddy and overly blended sounds, but definitely apply it to your advantage!

This has been a practice tip from HDpiano! To watch the whole video series, click here.