Accordion facts

Accordion
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An accordion
Classification Keyboard
Inventor(s) Friedrich Buschmann
Developed 1822
Related instruments
Concertina
FreretAccordian
A person holding an accordion

An accordion is a musical instrument that has keys similar to a piano, but is small enough for a person to hold. It makes sounds using air pushed and pulled through reeds using a bellows. The accordion can also have buttons instead of keys. The 6-plus-6-system with three rows has the same fingering in all twelve scales.

The accordion was invented in 1822 in Germany by Friedrich Buschmann.

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