Continuous Pedal mark?

• Dec 10, 2016 - 07:24

I want to insert a continuous pedal mark.


I am trying to enter the ABRSM Jazz Grade 2 piece 'Contemplation'.
There is a 'con. Ped.' mark under the first measure.

I attach a scan.

How can I do this in Musescore?

Continuous pedal mark.jpg Continuous pedal mark.jpg


I feel as if taking bait; that is to say, a bit fishy.
As with contemplation meaning with the temple/with thought, con pedal means with pedal. Well, most likely. Not necessarily. You see, it's all in the interpretation.

In reply to by BWernham

I'm pretty certain that instruction should be read as the standard Italian con Pedale. The playback of the CD track sounds like the performer used the sostenuto pedal generously, but I don't think it was held down continuously throughout the entire piece.

As to the slurs, these would be phrasing marks to tell the performer how to attack each note. I am not a real pianist (studied it for a short time many, many years ago), but I believe keyboard attack and pedal use are independently variable.

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