His head was down all the time -
it was evident he had to look at the pedals constantly.
Was he afraid to pound the wrong note?
Was he unfamiliar with the instrument?
I think he formed a habit gradually
by practicing this way day in and day out.
Can you form a new habit?
Can you resist the temptation to look down?
For starters try implementing
pedal preparation technique
as often as you can.
This is one of the keys to
perfect pedal technique.
Chord Progression in F# Minor: i-i7-iv-ii65-i64-V7-i