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Post by Vysoke on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:03 pm

Hey,

I have already for years and years a Roland E-70 keyboard. Unfortunately, I also did not play it for years and years.
Now, thanks to internet etc, I want to restart playing for which this site will help me a great deal.

At this moment however, I'm wondering what the ideal height is from the floor where the keyboard white and black notes should be positioned, so I can place my keyboard on a similar height.
Let's say I don't find the standard height back on the internet nor have I a classical pianoforte in house any more. lol!

Could someone start measuring the distance for me?

Thanks a lot
Dieter from Belgium

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Re: Best height of keyboard notes

Post by Admin Andrew on Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:58 am

Hey there, the measurement from the floor to the start of the white keys on my baby grand here is 71cm or 28 inches. Hope that helps

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Post by Depo007 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:30 am

Huh. I measured my keyboard's height out of curiosity, and it ended up being at around 28 inches. What a coincidence, heh.
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Post by Vysoke on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:04 pm

Thanks,

I guess I will have to adapt my keyboard as its 5cm higher than what you are indicating to me.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:27 am

Sounds good Smile Glad to help!

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Post by Phobik2000 on Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:55 pm

Isn't it related more to the hight of your seat?
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Post by pianohama on Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:26 pm

Phobik2000 wrote:Isn't it related more to the hight of your seat?

Or the lengt of your feet Wink ? lol j/k. what if there was a piano that you could adjust the length of with a remote control :O Very Happy
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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:40 pm

Phobik2000 wrote:Isn't it related more to the hight of your seat?

of course. but he asked me what my height was.

ugghh..I guess thinking back, I should have mentioned that. I was really distracted getting ready for exams.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:41 pm

pianohama wrote:
Phobik2000 wrote:Isn't it related more to the hight of your seat?

Or the lengt of your feet Wink ? lol j/k. what if there was a piano that you could adjust the length of with a remote control :O Very Happy

LOL!!!!!!!! now THAT just sounds LAZY, kind of like old people smileing while they push the buttons on those electronic moving beds....

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Post by pianohama on Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:48 pm

Admin Andrew wrote:
old people smileing while they push the buttons on those electronic moving beds....

old people who draws a long lurking smile on their faces while they push the red button ;D hahah xD
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Post by Phobik2000 on Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:11 pm

Admin Andrew wrote:
Phobik2000 wrote:Isn't it related more to the hight of your seat?

of course. but he asked me what my height was.

ugghh..I guess thinking back, I should have mentioned that. I was really distracted getting ready for exams.

I recall a lesson showing the proper playing position and distances. I usually refer to it for myself, but haven't found a solid method. I fine tuned my keyboard height to my arms using college notebooks from past disciplines. What a friend calls "temporarily definitive" or was it the other way around... scratch
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Re: Best height of keyboard notes

Post by Reg_B on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:49 pm

I wouldn't worry about 5 cm or so.
I would bet that conservatory pianos gain that much height when they are on casters, which they seem to be 99% of the time (-:

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Re: Best height of keyboard notes

Post by frank on Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:35 pm

Seems like 28.5'' is the standard, see [8.5] in this article:

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/piano/general-faq/

But for some pianos it is 28'':

http://www.bluthnerpiano.com/bspecs.html

maybe because people are getting taller compared to mediaeval times. The important part is posture and an adjustable bench, see this lesson from Andrew:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-OpESpRYeI

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