James realized how this sounded and tried to soft pedal .
Either there is a perfectly wild noise or else a whisper with the soft pedal down.
The injury seemed not to bother the pianist, but did prevent him from using the soft pedal.
Debussy notes that the entire piece should be played with the soft pedal.
Budd has developed a style of playing piano he terms "soft pedal," which can be described as slow and sustained.
Guess I'd better put the soft pedal on him.
Then the rider on the bike will soft pedal until the right foot is back and level with the left foot in the front.
They were under strict orders, though, to use the soft pedal; to keep out of sight unless the jobs went sour.
The soft pedal of the piano can be seen as having the effect of a mute.
Thus the soft pedal was applied to mention of The Shadow.