Why are there 88 keys on a piano?
The exact origins of why there were a certain number of keys on a piano are unknown. What we do know from history is that the piano in the US consisted of 88 keys after 1885. The generally accepted number of piano keys is as follows:
- 1700-1765 5 Octaves (5 x 12 = 60 keys)
- 1765-1794 5 Octaves plus a 4th
- 1794-1804 6 Octaves (6 x 12 = 72 keys)
- 1804-1824 6 Octaves plus a 4th
- 1824-1880 7 Octaves (7 x 12 = 84 keys)
- 1880-Present 7 Octaves plus a 4th
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A 61 key piano has three fewer octaves than an 88 key piano. Thismeans that it will not be able to play as wide of a range of music.
Generally it is only the keyboard which has less than 88 keys.
Not all pianos have 88 keys, although most modern pianos do. Pianos have roughly 88 keys because of the reach of the the player. Early pianos often had 85 keys. There was pr…essure to standardise on a number because composers wouldn't want to to write for keyboards if not all pianos could play them.. Some modern keyboards have extra keys; usually these are hidden under a flap that can be raised if required - some jazz players like to have the extra bass notes. Having the extra notes also adds resonounce to other (conventional) bass notes.
They all repeat over and over: mine starts on A and goes like this A, Bb, B, C, C#, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, Bb and so on
No. Some pianos have less. There are some that are missing some of the very low notes and the very high ones. Also, some pianos are termed "mini pianos" and some only have 5.5… octaves. Also they keys vary in width, length, and shape. Plus they are a veneer and vary in thickness.
because notes come in octaves of 8 and 88 is a multiple of 8
there are 7 D naturals
It's 5 feet or 6 feet
It should be tuned to 444Hz. Slightly higher than the perfect 440. This is what professional orchestras tune into. In fact, the whole orchestra tunes to 444Hz when a pia…no soloist is going to play. It does make the difference in sound!
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there are 90 i believe
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A piano and an 88 key keyboard are quite similar. They both have 88 keys. The main difference is size. The 88 key keyboard is small and portable. Most keyboards can sound …pretty close to a piano but they can't quite achieve the true tone quality of a piano.
Well, octave are sets of 8 notes so most people would think 11, butit is actually 7 plus a minor third