Piano is one of the most popular musical instrument that has been around for quite a while now. It was invented in the year 1700 and even since its commercialization, it has played a vital role in creating music.
If you are interested in learning how to play the piano then it is important to learn basic piano skills, however, even before that it is important that you get yourself acquainted with the piano. You need to know the basics at least before you start playing. If you are interested in learning about the basics of piano, then make sure that you give this complete guide to piano a read.
In the earlier days, piano keys were wooden, however, they are now coated in plastic. And if you have ever seen a piano, then you probably know that there are two different colors of the piano keys with majority being white and some black keys. Till the middle of the 19th century, the order of color was actually in reverse.
In total, there are 32 black keys in a piano and 56 white ones in most cases, which makes the total number of keys 88. However, a grand piano usually has 97 keys.
There are basically two types of musical instruments if you classify them broadly. These are percussion instruments and string instruments. A piano falls under both of these categories as it has strings but at the same time it also has a hammer which strikes the string to create sound.
The number of strings in a piano depend on the number of keys. An individual key has 3 strings so in most cases the total number of strings in a piano are 230.