A New Resource for Teaching Piano Pedaling

Pedal use is a fundamental part of expressive piano playing, but proper pedaling skills are not easy to acquire. Thus, it is crucial for piano students to become acquainted with the use of the three pedals as early as possible.

As a result, Editio Musica Budapest has published Introduction to Pedaling in order to fill a necessary gap in the existing pedagogical piano repertoire.

Introduction to Pedaling is a collection of pieces adapted to all levels of manual dexterity, enabling learners to improve their mastery of both the musical function and technique of pedaling. The volume contains both individual and joint studies for the three pedals of modern pianos, and it was compiled and edited by prominent Hungarian music pedagogue, Ágnes Lakos.

In addition to ten selected pieces from Samuil Maykapar's Twenty Pedal Preludes (1937), Introduction to Pedaling includes keyboard music from across four centuries, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to contemporary Hungarian composers. Pupils can thus encounter pedal marks from different periods.


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