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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744266
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What's more important to me is...why is the simplest key C...and not A?

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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: BDB] #2744276
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While there are tuners who have been known to need a fifth before they can tune, some of us get by sober.

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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744277
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Originally Posted by Roshan Kakiya
Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys if only 85 keys are needed to close the circle of fifths?


Why do most modern pianos have 88 keys if only 8 are are needed to play Chopsticks?


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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744278
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This thread needs to be closed now. It's become ridiculous.

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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: ando] #2744280
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Originally Posted by ando
This thread needs to be closed now. It's become ridiculous.

I can't believe it's approaching 100 responses! Certainly 85 would have been sufficiently appropriate. wink


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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744458
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I have reviewed the information on this thread.

These are my final thoughts:

12-tone equal temperament causes every semitone to have a size of 100 cents which means a keyboard can be as large or as small as one wants it to be. 12-TET is standard.

The 88-key keyboard is also standard and has been standard for many years.

Therefore, an 88-key piano tuned with 12-tone equal temperament is the most practical solution for the repertoire.

Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744461
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Originally Posted by Roshan Kakiya
The 88-key keyboard is also standard and has been standard for many years.

Therefore, an 88-key piano tuned with 12-tone equal temperament is the most practical solution for the repertoire.

Well, it appears that you knew the answer to your own question all along... smile

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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744485
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Question: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys?

Answer: Standardisation.

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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744519
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Originally Posted by Roshan Kakiya
Question: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys?

Answer: Standardisation.

smile

Sounds perfectly sensible to me... smile

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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744529
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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: ando] #2744533
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Originally Posted by ando
This thread needs to be closed now.


I also think this thread needs to be closed now.

Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744587
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Let's get this party started! grin


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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744640
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You can ask a moderator to close the thread. But they don't usually do that unless things get nasty and personal attacks and insults begin to fly. They don't usually close a thread just because the OP, or others, feel like its time. That is one of the risks of starting a particular thread. You don't have a lot of control over what happens next; the moderators are the only ones that do.

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Re: Why do most modern pianos contain 88 keys? [Re: Roshan Kakiya] #2744650
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My piano only has one key, and that is lost! It's to lock the lid down!! LOL

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