Do you use the soft pedal very much? I never did when I was young, because none of my teachers ever suggested or taught me it. (Yes, I know. I'm already considering taking lessons, again) Now I see how the professionals are most of the time on both the damper and the soft pedals, and I am trying to remind myself to use the soft pedal more often. But I prefer the clearer tone I get without the soft pedal. I'd like to hear what all of you fine players have to say.