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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!