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#250187 - 12/21/04 11:56 AM How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?  
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Hi,

How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?

I have an electric keyboard but it drives me insane, so I want to buy an electric piano with hammer action pressure sensor keys.

Does anyone know prices/where I can get cheapest electric piano in UK?

Also looking for music for Imagine by John Lennon.

Many thanks
Sspauk

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#250188 - 12/21/04 12:02 PM Re: How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?  
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Yes. There are 88. Other than the music of John Lennon, I know very little of electric pianos or the UK.

Good luck in your search.


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#250189 - 12/21/04 12:07 PM Re: How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?  
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The "average" piano has 88 keys, of these, 36 are black keys commonly
known as "sharps" and 52 are white keys.
There are also some pianos made with 85 keys (or less) and some with more than 88!
(The Bosendorfer concert grand has 92, the Imperial model has 96 ).


The 88 notes span 7 octaves from low A to high A (+3 notes).

There are digital pianos with 88 keys and weighted actions.


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#250190 - 12/21/04 12:10 PM Re: How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?  
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I just found this site on google. It's a UK site and has a listing of digital pianos on the left-hand column on the home page. Good luck!

http://www.chamberlainmusic.com/default.asp


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#250191 - 12/21/04 02:14 PM Re: How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?  
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Originally posted by sspauk:

Also looking for music for Imagine by John Lennon.
There is one version here
http://jeanies_home_studio.tripod.com/id14.html

#250192 - 12/21/04 02:25 PM Re: How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?  
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Originally posted by Piano World:
(The Bosendorfer concert grand has 92, the Imperial model has 96 ).
Oh yeah, I forgot about those. Are there any pieces that actually use those keys? What year did those become part of the piano? (ie what era could have written for them?)

Other than that, they're there for the richer sound from sympathetic vibration/overtones I'm assuming?


I was born the year Glenn Gould stop playing concerts. Coincidence?
#250193 - 12/21/04 02:34 PM Re: How many keys has a full size piano got? Is it 88?  
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[b] (The Bosendorfer concert grand has 92, the Imperial model has 96 ).
Oh yeah, I forgot about those. Are there any pieces that actually use those keys? What year did those become part of the piano? (ie what era could have written for them?)

Other than that, they're there for the richer sound from sympathetic vibration/overtones I'm assuming? [/b]
Check out the lively discussion about this we're having over at the "Bösendorfer/Steinway" conversation. Fun!


Sarah

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