Yamaha Foot Pedal

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Yamaha Foot Pedal - FC4, FC5 and other Sustain Pedal Review

Yamaha foot pedals
Yamaha Foot Pedal, including 3-Foot pedals. Popular Yamaha keyboard pedal like the FC4, FC5 and other sustain pedal reviewed here. Find the best prices on keyboard pedals here...



Looking for a good keyboard sustain pedal from Yamaha?



If not a sustain pedal, what about a 3-foot pedal?



Whatever you are looking for, you will find it from Yamaha...



and everybody is aware of the excellent quality of the Yamaha brand.



Here we will review the Yamaha FC4 & FC5 foot-pedals, and a few 3-foot pedals.




Why Use a Sustain / Foot Pedal?


Playing with expressions is an important aspect of playing the piano. A Yamaha sustain Pedal is a Yamaha keyboard accessory which is used to sustain notes, while your hands are busy playing.



A useful feature to have especially when all your 10 fingers are on the keyboard! You use the yamaha keyboard sustain pedal with your foot, mostly the right foot.




Why Use a Yamaha Keyboard / Sustain Pedal?


You don’t have to use these pedals only with Yamaha keyboards / pianos; you can used it with any other piano-keyboard brand.



In terms of quality, be rest assured about the Yamaha brand. Here are things that you can expect from a yamaha foot pedal.



  • A yamaha sustain pedal responds readily

  • It helps you to get a natural sustain while playing the digital keyboard / piano.

  • Some of the foot pedals have a continuous zone that allows for different types of sustain

  • Some other foot pedals will let you accent certain parts of your piano performance





  • Yamaha FC4 & FC5


    Two popular and efficient sustain pedals from Yamaha include:


    Yamaha FC4

    This is a piano style sustain pedal. The Yamaha FC4 works with other brands of keyboards as well, not just Yamaha keyboards. You may use it with any keyboard that has a polarity switch.



    The Yamaha FC4 grips the floor nicely and does not slide all over the floor when you play. It is even designed to work and feel just like an acoustic piano's sustain pedal.



    Yamaha FC5

    The Yamaha FC5 is a footswitch sustain pedal and it costs lesser than the Yamaha FC4 piano style sustain pedal. The Yamaha FC5 is used a lot with tone-generator-modules and drum-machines, and is not limited to use with just digital keyboards.




    Option to Choose 3-Foot Pedal


    Piano players and music students, if you are not comfortable with a normal sustain pedal can choose to go in for three foot pedals, similar to what you find on acoustic pianos.



    A model to consider is the Yamaha LP7A three-foot pedal which is compatible with the DX, YPG and the P-series pianos.



    You get the usual damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals for controlling the expressive effects. Some pedals also include half damper effect for a more realistic control over the sustained sound.




    Summary - Yamaha Foot Pedal


    Sustaining the notes is an important aspect of piano playing, and you need a good keyboard sustain pedal for that. Yamaha has some really good foot pedals / sustain pedals that you can consider (including a three pedal system). Don't forget to check online for best prices on Yamaha sustain pedal!

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