Sustain pedal retakes and pedal level changes

Pedal retakes indicate where a player should lift the sustain pedal, which dampens the piano’s strings and clears the resonance, before depressing the pedal again. Pedal level changes indicate a change to how far the pedal is depressed.

Dorico Pro provides clear representations of pedal retakes and level changes.


You can only add pedal retakes and level changes to sustain pedal lines.


Figure: Example pedal line with retake and level changes

  1. Ped. glyph

  2. Retake

  3. One quarter depressed

  4. Half depressed

  5. Three quarters depressed

  6. Fully depressed

  7. Line end hook