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It doesn't make much sense to me to perform something for your teacher what you haven't practiced. So if you haven't started using the pedal for a particular piece yet (for whatever reason), tell him so and ask to perform without pedal. If you teacher suggests you practice without pedal (at all / most of the time / only when starting a new piece / until you ...


It really depends on the genre you are playing. I'll go through two with you. "Classical": In many books the pedal points are notated. If they are not notated then it depends on the period that the song was written in. I titled this section "classical" because that's what people usually think when they hear Bach and Beethoven. The proper term is "Western ...

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