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Category: Tutorials

Playing the piano by ear – Lesson 1

 Playing by ear is about hearing, listening for the reaction the piano makes when you play. When you push the pedal, when you strike the black notes, etc. When you listen, you hear, learn and can respond. This openness to experimentation over time develops your ear and is very good for becoming a dynamic […]

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Una Corda pedal

Brief explanation of how the sostenuto or 3rd pedal works on a grand piano

Whereas the sustain pedal on the right hand side of the pedal row on a piano sustains the notes of a piano. It sustains every note you play once pressed, merging them together. A sostenuto pedal makes the first notes played sustain and everything else plays without sustaining them. Usually played to sustain bass notes […]

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