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Damper Pedal | Definition

Damper Pedal

A damper pedal is the pedal on the piano which causes the piano hammer to hit only one string and not all three. The damper pedal enables a pianist to play quieter, as well as dampening the tone of the note. The correct name for the damper pedal is the una corda pedal, from the Italian, meaning one string. The damper pedal is often referred to as the soft pedal.

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