Andrew Furmanczyk Piano Academy :: Learn How To Play Piano
Enjoy your time with the music community! Log in now to start posting!

~Andrew Furmanczyk

Do I press the sustain pedal when there is a tie going accros serveral notes?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Do I press the sustain pedal when there is a tie going accros serveral notes?

Post by Noookie on Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:46 am

In the picture there is a Tie going across 16 sixteen notes (lol). Do I press the Sustain pedal?

Noookie
Newbie
Newbie

Number of posts : 4
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2010-12-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Do I press the sustain pedal when there is a tie going accros serveral notes?

Post by Rickard on Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:27 am

Actually it's not a tie, it's a slur or phase mark. If it's a slur it means that you should play the notes legato, basically it means that there shouldn't be any pause between the notes or it should at least be as short as possible. Dunno if I'm describing it right but you can check Wikipedia otherwise: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legato

As for the pedal marking you press down the pedal where the Ped is marked and you release it when there's a "star" (dunno what it's called).

Rickard
Well-known Pianist
Well-known Pianist

Number of posts : 146
Guru Points : 14
Registration date : 2010-04-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Do I press the sustain pedal when there is a tie going accros serveral notes?

Post by Matthieu Stepec on Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:55 pm

Hello!

If you are asking yourself this question, you should probably not be playing this piece.
No, you should not press the pedal during the whole slur, obviously, because it sounds bad. Things that sound bad are... bad.
Also, the pedal mark written on your score is not Chopin's original (he didn't write pedal marks for this piece), which doesn't mean that you should not use pedal; it just means that the use of pedal is your own responsibility.
It's ok to use scores from the internet as long as you play pop songs or easy pieces. But for Chopin's etude you should definitely look for Urtexts such as Paderewsky edition or Henle. But seriously, if you're asking this question about pedalling, there is about 99% chance that this piece is way too difficult for you.

_________________
Matthieu Stepec

www.youtube.com/godelike
avatar
Matthieu Stepec
Recognized Teacher
Recognized Teacher

Male Number of posts : 204
Age : 30
Location : Berlin
Job/hobbies : Fencing, Table Tennis
Length of time playing piano : About 15 years
Guru Points : 25
Registration date : 2009-09-08

View user profile http://www.youtube.com/matthieustepec

Back to top Go down

Re: Do I press the sustain pedal when there is a tie going accros serveral notes?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum