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  • Beautiful sounds of Gypsy Accordion Music

    Beautiful sounds of Gypsy Accordion Music

    Accordionists worldwide find solace in gypsy music, a captivating sound that has left its mark on virtually every folklore genre. Perfecting this unique style requires dedication and skill, but it is undeniably worth striving for! From ancient history to contemporary rhythm – learn all about traditional Roma tunes now and how they continue to mesmerize…

  • Learning to Play the Accordion by Ear

    Learning to Play the Accordion by Ear

    It’s no secret that some of the biggest music icons learned to play music by ear. The accordion, as a folk instrument, is not an exception! Developing one’s musical auditory skills and playing melodies on an accordion can seem daunting; however, there are topics explicitly meant for beginners so they, too, can achieve their dreams…

  • The Accordion: A Traditional Musical Instrument in Klezmer music

    The Accordion: A Traditional Musical Instrument in Klezmer music

    We all have heard of Yiddish language and Ashkenazi culture of Eastern Europe. A few of us might have heard beautiful Jewish tunes here in the US during Bar Mitzvahs and in Jewish Deli restaurants. These tunes have their roots in ancient Ashkenazi folklore traditions and they are played on accordions!

  • Female Accordionists of the World and Their Legacy

    Female Accordionists of the World and Their Legacy

    Often associated with male musicians, accordions are definitely unisex instruments that are also associated with femininity and gentleness. Some of the world’s greatest accordionists are women and in this article we will name just a few.

  • Accordions and accordion music in the United States

    Accordions and accordion music in the United States

    Accordions arrived to the Americas in the early 18th century. As a musical instrument, the accordion became not only a folk souvenir brought by the settlers to the new world but also an All-American symbol of multiculturalism and musical melting pot. Why did piano accordions become so popular? What is an accordion industrial complex? Let’s…

  • Unique sound of Arabic accordion music and Maqam

    Unique sound of Arabic accordion music and Maqam

    Accordions are as popular in Arab countries as they are in Europe or any other country. Tuned to a quarter tone, Arabic accordions produce a distinct sound. Accompanied by folk string instruments, orchestras and bands from the Middle East can really captivate your hearing senses.

  • Best shoulder straps for my Accordion?

    Best shoulder straps for my Accordion?

    Accordion straps or belts are an integral part of this musical instrument. They are not only important for holding the instrument by accordionists but also for offering them ultimate comfort while playing their favourite accordions. There are numerous brands of accordion straps on the market, let’s put a few to the test and see how…

  • 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…