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All about Button Accordions

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In this article , I have compiled a list of questions I encounter on a day to day basis when it comes to Button Accordions, In this post, I have tried to give a concise but easy to understand buring questions about Button Accordion. This article is intended for beginners who has just started or thinking about learning irish music or accordion. Please use this article as a starting point. While making a purchase decision, please make your own research before buying your first button accordion.

What is a button accordion?

The free-reed aerophone musical instrument family includes a melodeon and diatonic button accordion. It’s a type of button accordion in which the melody-side keyboard has one or more rows, each row producing the notes of a single diatonic range.

What is better a Button or Piano accordion?

The button accordion’s buttons are easier to use than the piano accordion, which uses one key per note. It is larger and heavier than the button accordion.

What is the popularity of Button Accordion?

Because one could play both melody and accompaniment simultaneously, the button accordion was great for dancing music from many cultures. The loud sound produced by the many reeds is ideal for dancing in a large venue.

There is a difference between a Button accordion versus a Concertina

The bellows and concertina buttons travel in the same direction. The accordion buttons are called “bass” and are pushed perpendicularly to the bellows. A second difference is that most accordions can play an entire chord while concertina buttons only play one note

Difference between a Piano Accordion and a Button

The piano accordion’s right-hand side (treble) has piano keys. The buttons are on the right-hand side of the button accordion. Although the piano accordion is easier to learn, the buttons on the button accordion are easier to use because they are closer together.

Price of Button accordion for beginners

A good beginner accordion can cost up to EUR500.As a thumb rule, expect to pay between $500 – $600 for a new entry-level accordion, button or Piano Accordion.

What is the average time it takes to learn accordion?

It should take 6-8 weeks to learn simple songs on an accordion. With consistent practice, you can achieve this. To be able to play more advanced accordion songs, it can take up to a year.

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