Category Archives: Friday Fun Fact

Friday Fun Fact: Piano Keys

I think we all know that a standard piano has 88 keys.

One of my students asked me thus if I knew how many white keys and how many black there were?

I told him he should count this week and let me know.

But I couldn’t wait till next week so I just looked it up.

There are 36 black keys and 52 white keys. Some pianos, known as a high performance grand pianos, actually have 92 keys.

I didn’t know that before! Did you?

This post is part of a series I’m doing this month called “On-the-Go Pianist.” Click here to see all the posts!

Friday Fun Fact: Piano Parts

(Sorry for the lateness of this post, but I’ve had a busy Friday. At least it’s Friday!!)

Did you know…

While a piano may seem like a simple instrument to operate, it has more than 12,000 parts, 10,000 of which are moving. The extensive number of moving parts is one reason why tuning a piano can be such an involved process.

Happy Friday!

Source: http://blog.sheetmusicplus.com/2012/06/06/top-10-little-known-facts-about-the-piano/

This post is part of a series I’m doing this month called “On-the-Go Pianist.” Click here to see all the posts!