32, 36, 37, 49, 54, 61 and 76 Key Piano Keyboard Layouts
Searching for a piano keyboard diagram? On this page you will learn how to label a piano keyboard.
Whether it’s a 32, 36, 49, 61, 76 or 88 key keyboard, it’s all the same. There is really no difference in labeling any keyboard no matter how many keys it has. What you need to do is to recognize that there are two black keys then a gap with no black key, then 3 black keys, a gap with no black key, then 2 black keys, and the pattern keeps repeating over and over. If you keep this picture in mind, it will help you remember the notes on your keyboard.
Find a pair of two black keys. The first note to the left of this pair of keys is C. The next white key is D, followed by E, F, G, A and B. Label the white notes in the order, C, D, E, F, G, A, B. This just keeps repeating till you run out of keys. In other words after B, you go back to C, D, E and so on. You will notice that there’s no black key between E and F and between A and B.
Find a group of three black keys. The note to the left of a group of three blacks keys is F. After F, the next white key is G, then A, B, C, D and E. After E you go back to F, G, A and so on.
How do you label the black keys? It’s quite simple. The black key to the immediate left of a white key is flat (♭) while the one to the right is sharp ( ♯). For instance the black key to the left of D is D flat, while that same key, since it’s to the right of C can be called C sharp as well. The black key to the left of B is B flat, while that same black key, since it’s to the right of A, is A sharp as well. When you go higher, the tone becomes sharp, while when you go lower, the tone becomes flat.
Most keyboards either start with the note, C or the note, F. Take a careful look at each piano keyboard layout/diagram below and compare to your own keyboard to know which one applies to you.
For keyboards which start with C, the first 12 notes are C, C sharp (or D flat), D, D sharp (or E flat), E, F, F sharp or (or G flat), G, G sharp (or A flat) A, A sharp (or B flat) and B. All you do is keep on repeating this group of 12 notes until there are no more keys to label.
So the 7 white keys from lowest to highest are C, D, E, F, G, A and B. The blacks keys in order are C sharp (or D flat) E flat (or D sharp) F sharp (or G flat), A flat (or G sharp) and B flat (or A sharp.
As mentioned before, some keyboards start with the F key. The order of notes for a keyboard diagram starting with F is F, F sharp (or G flat), G, G sharp (or A flat), A, A sharp (or B flat), B, C, C sharp (or D flat), D, D sharp (or E flat) and E. Keep repeating these notes until there are no more keys to label.
So the first 7 white keys from lowest to highest are F, G, A, B, C, D, E. The 5 black keys from lowest to highest are C sharp (or D flat), E flat (or D sharp), F sharp (or G flat), A flat (or G sharp) and B flat (or A sharp).