Asked in Musical InstrumentsPianoScales and Key Signatures
How many octaves are there on a piano?
April 06, 2011 6:46PM
The answer is 7 octaves plus a minor third. (A0 to C8)
Most grand pianos have 88 keys, which would give them a 7 octave
plus m3rd range. However some older grand pianos have only 85 keys
and even sometimes less, which would reduce the range of the
On a normal piano (one with 88 keys), you have 7 1/3 octaves. There are 12 (chromatic) notes per octave.