How many octaves are on a common piano keyboard?

Answer A common, 88-key piano keyboard has a range of seven and one-third octaves. The lowest octave starts with A, and the highest octave ends with C. There are eight notes, or keys, between each octave.... Read More »

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How many keys are in a piano keyboard?

Electric pianos typically have 49 keys, while full-size piano keyboards have 88 keys. The keys play 12 different notes at different pitches or octaves. The lowest and highest keys on both electric ... Read More »

How many keys are on a piano keyboard?

There are 88 keys on a standard piano. Fifty-two of the keys are white keys. The other 36 keys are the black keys, which are known as the sharps. Some non-standard pianos only have 85 keys. One pia... Read More »

How many octaves can the human ear hear?

The human ear can hear eight octave bands, which can be further broken down into 24 1/3-octave bands. The sounds heard by the human ear have frequencies ranging from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.References:C... Read More »

How many notes are in the piano part of Tchaikovsky's"Piano Concerto No. 2"?

The 11 bars of solo piano between bars 137 and 148 in the first movement of Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 2" contain a total of 523 notes. Most of these notes are organized into triads.Referenc... Read More »