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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…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accordion_reed_ranks_and_switches

  • Register stop classifications
  • Register switches
  • What is Cassotto

The Standard Basses, structure and notation

http://www.planet-accordion.com/en/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!

http://www.duckmandu.com/notation/

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