what do these symbols mean?

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I am working on a Chopin piece with symbols I have never seen before. One is an asterick looking symbol. The other says Led. I think? I have no idea what these symbols mean. Please help!

-- confused (sskozz@yahoo.com), December 25, 2004


The asterisk means to lift the pedal. The other letters mean Ped, in other words put the pedal down. Usually these refer to syncopated pedalling. You change (up and down) the pedal upon the arrival of the new harmony. Hope this helps.

-- Anita (anitagreenways@hotmail.com), December 26, 2004.

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