Question by  janenecf (23)

How many keys does a piano have?


Answer by  Marie74 (168)

On any standard piano or keyboard, there are 88 keys present. There will be thirty three black keys, and fifty six white keys. Some modified piano's and keyboards may have 72 or 64 keys, to fit that of the player and the type of music they play. But the standard acoustic pianos have the 88 keys.

Reply by Jpgl (1):
You are not telling the truth. There are indeed 88 keys; but this comprises of 36 black keys & 52 white keys. Go & check it out again!!
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posted by Anonymous
Maybe I am missing something, but 33 and 56 equals 89 where I come from. How many of each color?  add a comment

Answer by  MariusAragon (37)

A Grand Piano has 8 octaves, and each octave contains 8 white keys and 5 black keys. Therefore each octave has 13 keys. But in the lowest octave in the grand piano only have 3 keys So all in all there are 88 keys in the piano.


Answer by  YK (304)

A full-size piano has 88 keys. There are many other types of keyboard available that have fewer keys, and some even have smaller-sized keys. The range of a full-size piano is just over 7 octaves.


Answer by  Iamstrong (659)

Almost all acoustic piano keyboards are comprised of 88 keys. The breakdown: is a total of 36 black keys and 52 white keys. Bringing the official number to 88 keys.


Answer by  mojojojojojo (27)

A standard piano has 88 keys. Some piano keyboards happen to have about 30 or more keys. It is possible to have a piano that only has 12 keys, but that piano would be quite small and not considered standard.


Answer by  MrsGigandet (51)

Standard pianos have 88 keys, but there are many other styles of piano with varying numbers of keys, ranging from 64 to 97 and many more in between.


Answer by  SabineLaavine (5)

The piano has a total of 88 keys: 52 are white for natural notes, 36 black for accidental. A few models of piano have 9 more keys for lower notes.


Answer by  niranjan (25)

Almost every modern piano has 88 keys. But it varies according to size of the piano, manufacturer and user needs.


Answer by  Zoso (869)

Usually, traditionally, 88 keys, 36 black keys and 52 white keys covering seven octaves and a minor third, although there are variations. Some older pianos only have 85 keys, and the Boesendorfer piano company from Hammond Indiana produces a 96-key version. The extra keys have a little wooden lid to cover them up to avoid disorienting unsuspecting pianists. (True! )


Answer by  drewgoldfinger (86)

In total, there are 88 keys in all on a piano. Of these 88, 36 are black and 52 are white. In addition to these different colored keys, a piano can be played in numerous different keys.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Standard pianos have 88 keys. The Bosendorfer piano is a grand that has nine extra keys. Victor Borge, a musician and comedian, used a Bosendorfer. Many electronic keyboards have fewer.

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