The Encyclopedia Britannica states that the standard number of keys on a modern piano is 88. A piano with that number of keys has a compass, or range of notes, of seven complete octaves plus a few keys. More »

An octave spans eight notes in the musical scale, and a standard piano keyboard includes seven full octaves across its 52 white and 36 black keys. More »

A standard piano has 52 white keys and 36 black for a total of 88 keys. The white keys are referred to as the natural keys, and the black keys are commonly called accidentals or sharps and flats. More »

Yamaha stamps the serial number for each grand and vertical piano on a gold-colored plate inside the piano in the area behind the higher octave keys. For digital or electronic pianos, Yamaha prints the serial number on a... More » Hobbies & Games Playing Music Musical Instruments

The modern standard-sized piano has 88 keys, which equals 88 notes and covers a range of seven octaves plus a minor third. A few pianos are specially made with an extend bass range, such as the Imperial Bosendorfer, whic... More »

The Boesendorfer Model 290 Imperial piano has nine extra bass keys. Its soundboard is also larger than all other concert grand piano models. This 9 1/2-foot spruce piano has a loud, unusually rich voice due to its size a... More » Hobbies & Games Playing Music Musical Instruments

Technically, the piano is a percussion instrument, and it generates noise when the keys are depressed because each key is connected to a small hammer that strikes a string that is located inside the instrument. Pianos wi... More »