write a book about sound in the accordion?
Sound diversity in the accordion is such that many accordionists
wish to explore the potential of their instruments to the full.
It is sometimes difficult to imagine that this instrument, the
accordion, through its different models and configurations,
can offer up to 45 combinations of registers.
The complexity of the origins and production of sound int he
accordion are such that if we wish to better understand them
it is essential to look at every related aspect within the instrument.
This book, with its DVD, offers an opportunity to explore the
varieties of sounds in various instruments. This incredible
diversity is little known by the general public and even to
Through the present work, several exceptional musicians have
contributed to demonstrating certain registers to help the reader
towards exploring and personalizing his/her instrument.
I have chosen to approach this through the eyes of the professional
accordion tuner, accompanied by professional musicians , to
demonstrate why so many musical cultures have chosen to adopt
the accordion, a choice that owes little to pure hazard.
This book also provides an insight on how to care for and maintain
your accordion, enabling you to keep your instrument in optimal
Whatever one's opinion about the accordion, it should be, and
now can be, informed.