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  • Button accordions, what are they and how are they played?

    Button accordions, what are they and how are they played?

    Button accordions are as popular as the piano ones. Although they are used by European and Latin American accordionists, button accordions are gaining popularity in the US. Are they easier to play than their piano counterparts? What are they basic differences? Let’s find out!

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  • The Piano Accordion, Its history, and characteristics

    The Piano Accordion, Its history, and characteristics

    What constitutes The Piano accordion? You’ve probably guessed it right. Piano accordions are equipped with a right-hand keyboard, resembling the ones on a piano. This gives it its name. This type of accordion is prevalent in the US and UK.  Music historians believe that accordionist Guido Deiro pioneered and popularized the Piano accordion in 1910.…

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  • Anatomy of the Accordion and how is it built

    Anatomy of the Accordion and how is it built

    Accordions are complex and delicate musical instruments that are handmade to this day. They consist of nearly a thousand parts, and we will do our best to take them apart virtually and explain their details to the best of our ability.

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  • Why are Accordions associated with Folk Music?

    Why are Accordions associated with Folk Music?

    In a relatively short amount of time, the accordion became one of folk music’s most prominent and beloved instruments.This global phenomenon could be attributed to its portability, ease-of-use and ability to adapt harmoniously with different styles – all major factors driving it from obscurity into worldwide recognition within decades!

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  • A brief history of the Harmonium, basic facts, and FAQs

    A brief history of the Harmonium, basic facts, and FAQs

    Why do we talk about Harmoniums on a blog that is dedicated to Accordions? Well,  A harmonium, just like an accordion is a free-reed musical instrument. It produces sound when air is passed from either a foot or hand-powered bellows through an air chamber containing metal reeds that are affixed to slots in metal frames.…

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  • What is a Concertina and how is it played?

    What is a Concertina and how is it played?

    Out of all versions of the accordion, concertinas probably have the most colorful history. Over the years various versions of this squeeze box musical instrument have evolved and became a folk instrument to many cultures on different continents. become a folk instrument to many cultures on different continents. As popularity of the accordions grows, we…

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  • A Brief History of The Accordion

    A Brief History of The Accordion

    What is the accordion? The accordion is a wind instrument consisting of two reed organs connected by folding bellows. Expanding and contracting the bellows provides air current which vibrates the reed organs and produces the sounds. The keyboard is on the right side designed to play melodic notes and buttons on the left “box” are…

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