I have been a pianist for some time now and just wondered about the following when I was fine tuning a piece of music I was working on.
As I was paying attention to my sustain pedal, I realised that weather it's fully depressed or slightly depressed, it feels the same, sound wise.
I remember when I was a beginner using the sustain pedal whilst practicing "fur Elise" and it felt quite loud regardless of the level of pressure I applied. I therefore learnt to play softer with my hands and got the result I wanted. Never thought twice about the sustain pedal.
I owned a Welmar.
My question is:
Is my instrument not capable of making different sounds just by using the sustain pedal? Or is this the way all pianos work?