17 Facts About Accordion


Accordion is played by compressing or expanding the bellows while pressing buttons or keys, causing pallets to open, which allow air to flow across strips of brass or steel, called reeds.

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Accordion is widely spread across the world because of the waves of immigration from Europe to the Americas and other regions.

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Accordion is one of several European inventions of the early 19th century that use free reeds driven by a bellows.

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Accordion was introduced from Germany into Britain in about the year 1828.

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Accordion has traditionally been used to perform folk or ethnic music, popular music, and transcriptions from the operatic and light-classical music repertoire.

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Accordion's popularity spread rapidly: it has mostly been associated with the common people, and was propagated by Europeans who emigrated around the world.

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Accordion appeared in popular music from the 1900s to the 1960s.

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Accordion can be seen playing his accordion in the motion picture The Godfather.

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Accordion composed and performed with his accordion on part of the soundtrack of Woody Allen's movie To Rome With Love.

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Accordion was featured twice on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

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Accordion has been used in the rock genre, most notably by John Linnell of They Might Be Giants, featuring more prominently in the band's earlier works.

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Accordion is used in the music of the Dropkick Murphys and Gogol Bordello.

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Accordion was brought to Brazil by settlers and immigrants from Europe, especially from Italy and Germany, who mainly settled in the south .

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Accordion is the official symbol instrument of the Rio Grande do Sul state, where was voted by unanimity in the deputy chamber.

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Accordion is a traditional instrument in Colombia, commonly associated with the vallenato and cumbia genres.

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Ramon Ayala, known in Mexico as the "King of the Accordion", is a norteno musician.

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Accordion's was influenced by her fellow Chicanos Los Lobos who use the music of the accordion.

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