(Closed) Question for pianist bees

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I almost never use my left foot for the damper pedal – just my right for the other pedals. I’m no expert, but I play at a moderate level for the past 15 years or so and I would say its no problem at all!

Post # 4
10601 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

She could also do the electric organ.  I did that and the ones I used had no pedals.

I took piano lessons for a short period of time, and the pedals weren’t even used very often.  Maybe at a higher level they would be.


Post # 5
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t give it a second thought…get that girl in lessons if she wants ’em. :). It will not be a problem. 

Post # 6
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can count the times I used my left foot (to dampen the music) on one hand, and I’ve been playing the piano for 20 years now 🙂

send her for those classes!

Post # 7
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Never used my left foot EVER!  Unless I was horsing around.  I don’t think it will be an issue at all. 

Post # 8
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a friend with multiple  fingers missing who plays the piano better than anyone I know. He plays in a band, played for his college. He is sincerely amazing.

He doesn’t play in the same way that others do, but he makes it work because he loves it. I’m sure your daughter can do the same.

Good luck to her!


Post # 9
865 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

yup, left foot not necessary. go for it!

Post # 10
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I didn’t know if it would be a problem, but I’m so happy for your daughter that the general concensus is that it won’t be a problem for her

Post # 11
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Definitely not an issue! I also almost never use my left foot! Even if it were needed at some point, I’m positive that her piano teacher could figure out a way to make it work regardless!

Post # 13
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

@AB Bride:  Just a word of caution about the organ: Most of them do have a pedalboard that would absolutely require her left foot if she wanted to get the full effects. But on piano, I rarely if ever use my left foot.

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