Musical Instruments of Canada
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This page is designed to help make your accordion experience that much more enjoyable. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, I hope you will find this information useful.


This is a brief history of the beginnings of the accordion. Find out some interesting facts on how the accordion came to be.

If you want to make sure your accordion receives the proper care, check out our care sheet and see how to make sure your accordion is looking it's best.

Accordions come in all sizes. Learn the different bass ranges and find out what bass notes and chords you can play.

These are the various keyboard sizes on a standard piano accordion that accompany the different bass ranges.

These diagrams show the scales of the piano accordion.

This chart will gives you the range of the treble registers and their symbols.

These diagrams show the notation of the standard concertina in the key of GC.

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