08 June 2020
By Ellie Palmer
Piano teacher and educator Graham Fitch delves into the fiddly world of pedalling – and shows you how to master it
The Basics of Pedalling
Graham begins by taking you through the basics, starting with the right (sustaining) pedal – the most commonly-used pedal. This lesson complements his full-length article inside Pianist issue 83.
The Una Corda and Sostenuto Pedals
Now that you've mastered the sostenuto pedal in the first lesson, it's time to take a look at the left and middle pedals. This lesson complements Graham's full-length article inside Pianist issue 85.
Practising Without the Pedal
We can sometimes overuse the sustain pedal in order to cover up mistakes and uncertain passages. In this lesson, Graham shows you how to avoid using it as a safety blanket. This video lesson compliments his article inside Pianist issue 109.
Piano Pedalling in Baroque and Classical Piano Repertoire
Graham continues his in-depth lessons on pedalling, this time focusing on finger pedalling for Baroque and Classical piano music. This lesson complements his full-length article inside Pianist issue 84.
Pedalling is not as simple as just 'pedalling'. There are many different ways to use what is a complex device. Graham looks at the art of legato pedalling in this lesson. This lesson complements his full-length article inside Pianist issue 83.
Advanced Piano Pedalling Techniques
In this final lesson, Graham looks at advanced piano pedalling techniques. Learn about fractional pedals and half pedals relating to the right (sostenuto) pedal. This lesson complements his full-length article inside Pianist issue 84.
Want to keep learning? Check out more lessons from Graham here:
- 6 FREE lessons on piano fingering
- 14 piano lessons for intermediate players
- 14 piano lessons for advanced players