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  • Is Metronome helpful in accordion practice?

    Is Metronome helpful in accordion practice?

    Metronomes have become a valuable tool for novice musicians Despite the clear benefits that they offer, not all are convinced of their importance with some accordionists considering them unnecessary; let’s explore both sides of this debate in order to better understand whether or not these handy tools should form part of your practice routine!

  • The Best books for Beginner Accordionists

    The Best books for Beginner Accordionists

    Whether you’re just starting out or brushing up your skills, learning the accordion doesn’t have to be a daunting task. To make it easier, we’ve assembled some of the world’s most trusted reference books on mastering this timeless instrument. With these time-tested titles in hand and with access to interactive video tutorials, there is no…

  • Exploring the Benefits of Toy Accordions for Children

    Exploring the Benefits of Toy Accordions for Children

    Toy accordions can give children a unique way to sharpen their musical sensibilities and skills. Through playing with them, kids are able to nurture the ability to recognize melodies instinctively and improvise as they go along – great for inspiring creativity!

  • The Melodic World of Sheng: A Chinese Free-Reed Folk Instrument

    The Melodic World of Sheng: A Chinese Free-Reed Folk Instrument

    Many music historians believe that the Chinese free-reed instrument, Sheng, is an ancestor to the modern-day accordion. Considering the working principles of this folk instrument, these claims could be valid. Both musical instruments are free-reed based and deeply rooted in folklore music. Let’s acquaint ourselves with the Sheng and its similarities with the modern accordion.

  • Lights, Camera, Accordion!  The Al Yankovic Story

    Lights, Camera, Accordion! The Al Yankovic Story

    The Al Yankovic Story biopic is truly a masterpiece and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Just when the accordion begun experiencing a revival as a musical instrument in the US, fans of Al Yankovic songs and accordionists worldwide are raving about this film. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about…

  • Mastering the Accordion: Unlock the Secrets of the Circle of Fifths

    Mastering the Accordion: Unlock the Secrets of the Circle of Fifths

    Playing an instrument isn’t just a hobby – it’s life-changing! With the right resources and guidance, you’re one step closer to mastering that accordion. And here’s where the circle of fifths comes in: this handy tool helps beginner musicians make music theory simpler, allowing them to focus on their playing skills instead.

  • Folk dances for the Accordion

    Folk dances for the Accordion

    We’ve all seen various ballroom dances performed at weddings, birthdays and other festivities. Most of them are ethnic folk dances that are often played on an accordion. Dances like Kolo, Waltz, Polka, Zydeco and others are growing in popularity. Familiarizing ourselves with them can help us appreciate and enjoy them more.

  • German-made Accordions and their popularity

    German-made Accordions and their popularity

    When we think of Germany, first things that come to mind are German automobiles, soccer, beer and Oktoberfest. Unless you are a musician you won’t think of world famous accordion brands from Germany. In this article, we would like to share some fascinating facts about German accordions and why are they so popular and worth…