Pedals for your Digital Piano
Here at Chase Direct, we get asked a lot of questions about the pedals on a digital piano. Many people have no idea what they are for. Of course, this is understandable if you are new to electric pianos!
Pedals are important!
What many people do not appreciate is that pedals are of the upmost importance to pianists, both young and old. If you are having piano lessons, you won’t be able to get very far without at least one pedal. The most important pedal is the sustain. This is the one you find on the right hand side of the piano. Without this particular part of your piano or digital piano, you will struggle to climb beyond grade four level. Professional pianists use this piano function in almost every piece of music, with the exception of some early classical and baroque repertoire.
What does that pedal do?
A quick google or Youtube will give you pages of demonstration videos about sustain pedals. In short, by holding the sustain pedal down with your foot, any note you have just played will linger even when your fingers are no longer pressing the keys down. This is a key feature in piano playing and when purchasing your new electric piano you should make sure you are getting all the pedals you need!
Pedals with Chase Direct Pianos
All Chase Direct pianos are compatible with pedals. They all come with a sustain pedal and some Chase models also come with a pedal board which has all three pedals as you would find them on a concert grand piano. If you would like to purchase a seperate pedal board for your electric piano, then you can do so on the website. Chase electric pianos are perfect for anyone who is having piano lessons for a number of reasons, but be assured that you won’t be held back because of a lack of pedals!