Which accordion is the right one for me?
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When you buy an accordion you need to consider that weight and size have to fit the player.
There are three different types of accordions.
- piano accordion
- button accordion
- diatonic harmonica
The piano accordion possesses a claviature (the keys are arranged such as they are on a piano).
- It is easy to change from a piano accordion to a piano or a keyboard.
As distinguished from the piano accordion the button accordion comes with buttons on the treble side – there are no keys. However the bass side is identical to the bass side of a piano accordion.
- The button accordion has got a larger gamut than the piano accordion.
- Due to the buttons it is easier to play – they make it possible to grip 2 octaves.
- Different arrangements on the treble side:
- B-system (Norwegian system)
- C-system (Swedish system).
The diatonic harmonica or also called melodeon is bisnonoric, which means taht it produces two notes on each button. It is mostly used for folk, dance and entertainment music and compared to an accordion it is easier to learn. There are different models like for example Cajun, Wiener, Club or the Styrian harmonica.
- various keys
- different button arrangements
- treble side can contain 1 - 3 treble rows.
By choosing the right instrument the most important question is for what intention it is destined. You should consider whether it shall be a solo instrument, for an orchestra, for beginner's level or an advanced player.
If you can't decide which model could be the right one we are pleased to give you advice via telephone and you are also welcome to visit us directly in our store.