If you’re wondering how to use the sustaining pedal for legato pedalling – look no further! This tutorial is your one-stop-shop, complete guide.

‘Pedal Cam’ allows you to see exactly what my foot is doing on the pedal, and my additional ‘picture in picture’ view means you can see me and what my hands are doing at the same time.

0:44 Introduction
1:32 How to position your foot on the pedal – the dos and don’ts for correct pedalling
6:20 Introducing the ‘Legato Pedalling’ resource page
7:06 Legato Pedalling Exercise
12:34 Pedal with you ear!
13:17 What the pedal markings look like on the music
17:14 The basic functions of the pedal: Sound Enrichment
19:07 The basic functions of the pedal: Joining sounds we can’t physically join ourselves
19:54 The basic functions of the pedal: Layering Effects
21:36 Closing Summary

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