Category: accordion design

The Language of the Button Box

This was originally published in February 2011, in a slightly different form. Reading the front pages of today’s “fake news” rags, I can still see that our world’s understanding of accordion lingo could fairly be described as a dearth. I hope this piece serves…

Free Bass Greensleeves

In discussing the three-row, eighteen-bass technology and its implications the other day, I had completely forgotten the free bass option.  Instead of the usual chord-bass set up (in whatever configuration), the box has a greater number and wider variety of bass notes. Today, Italian…

Neil Postman and Accordion Technopoly

Neil Postman:  Not an Accordionist Over on the Music and Melodeons blog, Owen is crafting a series of posts on the perennial query, “What is Folk Music?” At Melodeon Minutes, home of friend Andy from Vermont, the new Castagnari on-line catalogue is being gone…