Pedal Studies for the Piano Bk One Author:John W. Schaum The chief difficulty in piano pedaling is to make the foot move in the opposite direction from the hand. When the hand goes down the foot comes up and vice versa. However, most students instinctively put their foot and hand down at the same time and then lift their foot and hand together ... The Schaum Pedal Studies are dedicated to mastering th... more »is problem.
Each study features pedaling so that the pupil is not distracted by sight reading and rhythmic difficulties.
Book I is at the grade 1 1/2 level (Schaum B Book) and is devoted exclusively to the damper pedal. Book II, which is grade 2 1/2 (Schaum D Book) presents a continuation of the damper pedal together with a concise treatment of the soft and sustaining pedals.« less