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Dr. Stephen Zegree
Dr. Silvia Roederer
It is no secret to most pianists that pedaling can either enhance or inhibit a performance. The quality of pedaling in a given performance reveals to the audience the experience of the performer, be it beginning or advanced. For music students learning piano for the first time in college, it would seem that they would want to quickly improve their skills as "pedalists" so as to disguise their beginner status as soon as possible. Unfortunately pedaling is not a popular topic of discussion in published literature. Very few books, and even fewer articles, exist that address issues of pedaling.
Bursch, Carrie, "The Importance of Pedal Notation for Late-Beginning Piano Students" (1998). Honors Theses. 1595.
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