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How Many Piano Keys Are On A Piano?

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A piano has 88 keys

This is another question I got at the library. If this is the first time you’ve visited my odd little strength training blog, I answer many of the questions I get at work here on the blog as well.

How many keys are on a piano? This is the second piano-related question I’ve had in the last year or so, the other being: “How many octaves on a piano?”

The answer is 88 keys. That includes the black and the white keys.

When I began piano lessons at age 5, I had no idea that the notes repeated themselves, starting over with each octave. So when I heard that there were 88 keys on the keyboard I thought I had to memorize a whole lot more than was true.

I have actually been in Denver for the last few days. My niece plays the piano constantly. I had forgotten how soothing it can be to have someone in the background, playing well. I’ve let my own talent go. I can still learn a song, but I’ve lost the ability to improvise.


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