Know More About Your Accordion

Understand your Reeds

This link will take you to a nice article about the REED BANKS inside your accordion. Also – registers and more…


  • Register stop classifications
  • Register switches
  • What is Cassotto

The Standard Basses, structure and notation


This link is a little DEEP – a bit DATED – but great info on:

  • Bass Layout Chart
  • Structure of Your Bass Chords
  • AAA 1938 – paper on standardized Accordion Notation

Using Music Software to Write Accordion arrangements

If you use Finale or Sibelius to write out arrangements and need the Accordion Register icons – here is a link to get them. They are the accordion registers – in .jpg format!