Button Accordions

  • Mexican Folk Music and the Accordion

    Mexican Folk Music and the Accordion

    When you think of Mexico, you most likely picture, beaches, tequila, sombreros, tacos and chihuahuas. But you can’t speak of Mexico without mentioning its folk music that is loaded with colorful accordion sounds. How did this musical instrument get to Mexico and which accordions are best for this type of music? Let’s find out!

  • Russian accordions, Their history, and popularity

    Russian accordions, Their history, and popularity

    Accordions became synonymous with many countries and cultures across the world. One country where the accordion and its music is deeply engrained in everyday life, folklore and almost all music genres is Russia. Russian accordionists and accordion academies are amongst best ones in the world. This article summarizes some important points about Russian accordions.

  • Piano vs Button Accordion, which one is best for me?

    Piano vs Button Accordion, which one is best for me?

    While Piano accordions are predominantly played in the US, UK and some EU countries, button accordions are prevalent in the rest of the world. Popularity of Chromatic Button Accordions is on the rise in the US. Most of us start our first music lessons with a piano accordion. Which one is easier to play? What…

  • Accordion  Music of the Balkans

    Accordion Music of the Balkans

    The soothing tones of the accordion are unmistakably synonymous with Balkan music. Every republic that makes up the Balkan Peninsula has its unique style and origin story when it comes to playing folk tunes on an Accordion – making for a fascinating tapestry of regional sounds & rhythms. Read along as we explore some critical…

  • 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!