How many keys are on a typical full-sized piano?
A typical full-sized piano has 88 keys. These 88 keys encompass both white and black keys, spanning seven octaves and a minor third, from A0 to C8. There are 52 white keys and 36 black keys, arranged in a repeating pattern of two black keys followed by three white keys, creating a visually striking and musically intricate layout. The keys are often referred to as “ebony and ivory” due to the fact that piano keys were once made of ebony, a black wood of a hardwood tree, while the white keys were fashioned out of ivory, or elephant tusks.
The correct answer is 88.