A free reed instrument with a keyboard originating in Saxony and Bohemia, now common throughout the world in folk music. Various types include piano and button keyboards, and chromatic and diatonic tunings.Introduction:
Ideal for beginners, is the 48 bass, usually with 6 rows of 8, allowing accompaniment in the keys of Bb, F, C, G, D, & A. The treble of the 48 and 12 basses usually has 26 keys, just enough for most tunes. A 120 bass with 41 treble keys is the full size model, The bass gives a chromatic scale, and all the chords, in 6 rows of 20 (counter bass, bass, then major chord, minor, seventh, and diminished... Read the full Accordions FAQ Page.