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Before making holes in the floor, attach a strip of carpet or similar to the underside of the pedal, long enough for your foot to rest on the carpet while the pedal is in a comfy position. Your foot will keep it from sliding away. Where it goes is more important for your comfort than to be in a standard position, and there's no industry standard.


There isn't really a standard for that. Every piano I've seen has a different key height, pedal position and sensitivity. Especially upright pianos suffer from some physical limitations. Also they need to fit players of every size. That's why many piano pedals are actually L shaped. It usually takes some time to get used to playing a piano for the first ...


Well, it's sort of like a constant expected amount of damage: the more expensive the piano is, the less likely it is to get damaged (due to its robust workmanship), and the less likely you are to want to take chances. Sort of like using a wrench as a hammer.


It is "bad" for the piano in that a piano is not designed to have the una corda pedal (that's the "soft pedal") stomped on. The danger here is that by stomping, you can damage the mechanism that moves all of the hammers over, thereby breaking the instrument. On upright pianos the una corda pedal is replaced with a practice pedal in which a felt curtain is ...

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