15 total videos found
In this video, concert pianist Robert Estrin gives you wonderful tips about how to use the pedal in the famous Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. Of course you can apply the same technique to any other piece of music you like!
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Released on February 22, 2013
In this video, Robert tells you why it is important to practice without the pedal, or at least know when it's time to stop using the pedal
Released on November 20, 2013
In this first video of a multi-part series, Robert teaches you the basics of pedaling on the piano. You'll be surprised how your performance will change after these easy-to-understand tips!
Released on August 6, 2014
In this third and last video of a multi-part series, Robert talks about specialty uses of the pedal, such as changing the effect of the beginning of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata.
Released on October 1, 2014
In this video, Robert talks about the soft pedal, and when to use it. You don't want to miss this video!
Released on December 10, 2014
In this video, Robert approaches Debussy's "The Little Shepherd" from Children's Corner, by answering a simple question: "How can you achieve expressiveness in single notes on the piano?"
Released on July 1, 2015
In this video, Robert gives you some tips for using the soft-pedal (the piano's left pedal) efficiently, creating interesting and impressive effects.
Released on August 21, 2019
In this video, Robert tells you when to use and when not to use the pedal during practice.
Released on September 25, 2019
In this second video of a multi-part series, Robert gives you a second tip to improve your performance on pieces where a melodic line must come out, such as the second movement of the Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata.
Released on September 3, 2014
In this video, Robert teaches you the not-so-well-known "half-pedal" technique that you can apply to your piano playing. He features Chopin's beautiful Ballade in G minor.
Released on September 23, 2015