Is there any name for the inverted V (∧) in pedal markings? Or are they just known as part of pedal markings?
Can't find an appropriate title for the mark, but the purpose of half pedalling, and half lifting is that lower sounding notes will continue to sound during this procedure, while the higher notes will effectively be stifled.Except of course the very high strings on a piano which are not damped anyway.(Usually the top octave or so).Other pedal actions give effects such as allowing the notes to sound on in a subtle way with the pedal down a little. Others will no doubt enlighten us all with far better explanations (I hope).