damper pedal


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damper pedal

[′dam·pər ‚ped·əl]
(engineering)
A pedal that controls the damping of piano strings.
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Excessively heavy use of the damper pedal is one of the most frequent reasons for balance issues.
An overly luxurious use of the damper pedal, and all the accumulated sound and overtones that come with it, can easily obscure or even cover one's partner completely.
Like using the damper pedal as a security blanket, or the soft pedal to fake balance, pianists tend automatically to bring out the right hand's line, regardless of whether it has a solo melody or repeated accompanimental figuration.
The composer succeeds in depicting the beauty and grandeur of desert landscapes by the use of extended damper pedal effects, sparse harmonies in open fifths, and modal, flute-like melodies.
I nodded gamely, depressed the damper pedal, reached inside the piano and started strumming.
We may not reach sight reading at all during his lesson because he needs so much help using the damper pedal correctly during one of his repertoire pieces.
Many of the preludes require a minimal use of the damper pedal, while preludes No.
It is crucial to keep the damper pedal depressed while placing the tape on the dampers, making sure not to press down.
This warm sounding solo is based on broken chords with damper pedal that are easy to play and memorize.
The first sixty pages of this useful volume are devoted to the damper pedal, which Katherine Faricy rightly claims often is treated like a light switch: it is either on or off.
After presenting some exercises aimed at sensitizing the foot and ears to at least eight such levels, Faricy explores in a series of brief lessons the various ways in which the damper pedal can be used, including syncopated, simultaneous, gradual, long, flutter and legatissimo pedaling.
Strong down beats and arpeggios with damper pedal add to the showiness.