A piano accordion is a variation of an accordion that contains a keyboard. It is a versatile instrument that can be used in different types of music, but lately mainly in traditional and folk music. The piano accordion uses a similar mechanism of a piano or organ. In comparison with a piano keyboard, the keys are smaller and more rounded. It is suitable for beginners who may be familiar with a keyboard and it is considered an easy transition for anyone who already plays the piano and wants a more portable instrument to carry around.
The piano accordions are categorised according to the numbers of bass buttons 12, 48, 72 and 120 bass. The size of the instrument depends on the number of basses which are organised in rows of 6 buttons for each key. There are different voices available on the keyboard side and sometimes on the bass side too. In this way, different tones and sounds can be used to suit the mood of the piece.
The piano accordion first appeared in the late 1800s, initially they had a limited number of basses, but during the 1920s major improvements were made to the sound and design. The first accordion with a piano keyboard was introduced in 1852 by Bouton. The piano accordion is suitable for almost any kind of music and more importantly it offers the range of a full orchestra within itself. We can mention Sam Pirt, Karen Tweed and Chris Parkinson among famous musicians who play the piano accordion.
We have a great range of new and used accordions available to buy online, we have different types of Firotti piano accordions available, such as: Firotti 120 bass accordion, Firotti 80 bass accordion. They are the best on the market and serviced by our trained musicians.
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