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#1639824 03/12/11 07:53 PM
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I have a kind of simple question. beside sharps and flats, what is the proper name for the black keys on the piano? I have taken piano for five years and just now this question struck me. I would LOVE to have a answer A.S.A.P......

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They're just black keys, there's no official name.

(Unless "accidentals" counts, which is the term used to describe sharps and flats.)


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I have a kind of simple question. beside sharps and flats, what is the proper name for the black keys on the piano? I have taken piano for five years and just now this question struck me. I would LOVE to have a answer A.S.A.P......


Just "Black keys". Political correctness seems to have passed by that one :-)

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the black keys
the white keys

not much to do with any kind of correctness
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Coloured keys!??!?! Oh come on!... laugh

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Las blancas y las negras. I like them both. :-)

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Just the black keys and the white keys, no better name.

"Sharps and Flats" or "accidentals" is not really a proper name for the black keys. It's true that black keys are only notated as accidentals (there is no natural pitch name for the black keys) but E sharp, for example, is the white key F.

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Sharps and flats that are in the key signature are not called accidentals.



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Just black keys, there is no official name. smile


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C#4 is called Adam
D#4 is called Carol
F#4 is called Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Thanks!

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ebony and ivory....on some pianos.

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Thanks!
Wow - it took you over two years to read the answers! laugh


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I think that I have read in a German book about "Untertäste" and "Obertäste" - "lower" (white) and "upper" (black) keys. This may make sense when comes to the technical aspects of playing the instrument, but has no significance when comes to composing.

Moreover I have been playing on organs where the keys have been colored quite differently (the lower keys having darker colour than the upper ones).


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