Is 76 keys enough for piano?

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Breana Brekke asked a question: Is 76 keys enough for piano?
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Date created: Sun, Mar 21, 2021 6:41 PM
Date updated: Fri, Sep 2, 2022 4:40 PM

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Yes. A 76 key piano is more than sufficient for most music. Obvious exceptions are obviously the songs that require the very bottom and top octaves. Usually, that means certain classical pieces, though it may stretch to a few pop songs also.

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A 76 key piano is more than sufficient for most music. Obvious exceptions are obviously the songs that require the very bottom and top octaves. Usually, that means certain classical pieces, though it may stretch to a few pop songs also.

Is a 76 key piano enough? Not sure if this is the right sub but here goes Im thinking about buying a new keyboard for piano, EP and Organ sounds, both for home/studio use and for gigs. I currently have a digital piano, but i dont feel like it is covering enough ground to be used at gigs, so i am looking into buying a 73 key piano with features that would suit me a lot better.

A 76 key keyboard will usually suffice, but budgets & features might dictate otherwise. So here goes; So you’ve decided to enroll your child into piano lessons and now you need to invest in the instrument.

As far as the number of keys 61 kinda stinks for piano. 73 or 76 keys should be enough to handle about 98% of your playing and is nice if you plan to take it to band practice or gigs. Of course 88 covers everything but you rarely will use the extra notes that the 76 doesn't have.

But if you're only playing as a hobby, then you could be throwing your money away if you buy an expensive piano. In that case, a 61-key keyboard will be more than enough for your needs. What's your price range?# 61-key keyboards are obviously going to be cheaper than 76-keys and 88-key ones.

You should definitely go for a full 88 key keyboard unless you have a very good reason to get something smaller, e.g. "I have a full piano at home, but I need something portable for gigging." You can get some very good 88 key keyboards within that price range, like Yamaha P-45, Yamaha P-115, Roland FP-30 or Kawai ES110.

Baroque and Classical harpsichord and fortepiano keyboards went 61 keys, F to F, so that should cover everything through Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. However, modern 61-key keyboards go C to C, so that won't quite work. I should think you can cover everything with a 76-key keyboard, but there are very few of those on the market these days.

61 key would be fine for most gigs, 76 keys is nicer if you do more piano, 88 keys boards I find are really heavy and not really nessasary inless you do lots of piano gigs

Typically a piano has 52/88 keys. A standard electronic keyboard has 61/76 keys. As 76 keys keyboard is large, my suggestion for you is to use those with 61 keys. The electric keyboard comes with touch sensitivity feature.

I am now back to 76 keys and can get by for piano. I could now only see using 61 keys for synth and organ parts. 57 Hammond B3; 69 Hammond L100P; 68 Leslie 122; Kurzweil PC3; M-Audio Code 61; GEM Equinox; Voce V5+; Neo Vent; EV ELX112P; GSI Gemini; GSI Burn

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