Do all accordions sound the same?
Though there are many differences, all accordions have this in common; they are all wind instruments with the sound being created by the movement of the bellows pushing air through the reeds. Come along with me for a quick tour through the different kinds of accordions and their music.
Can accordions go out of tune?
That said, accordions will eventually go out of tune and need to be tuned by a professional. Total 448 Reed tongues that need to be playing the correct pitch! A proper tuning requires that the reeds first be serviced so that the wax, valve and tongue on each side are positioned properly.
How much does it cost to have an accordion tuned?
Basic 120 bass Accordion, standard 41 keys, tuning will run from $150 to $200 a bar, depending on condition, reeds – wax – leathers. Spot tuning available $5 – $10 per plate (2 reeds) depending on condition. You may have 2 – 4 – 6 or 8 reeds per note, to adjust tremolo, dry up reeds or broken reed.
How much does it cost to get an accordion tuned?
How often should I tune my accordion?
Generally, you should have your accordion tuned every 6 – 12 months, depending on how often you perform or practice. Other factors, such as humidity and age of the instrument, can also effect how often you should get your accordion tuned.
Do all accordions have piano keys?
Piano accordions essentially have a mini keyboard attached to the instrument’s treble end. While it doesn’t usually contain the same number of notes as a full-sized piano, the accordion’s keyboard has anywhere between 25 and 45 treble keys, depending on its size.
What should you not do with an accordion?
Don’t leave the instrument near a ventilator, heater, or near a sunny window, and especially don’t leave it in the trunk of a car, because the temperature is uncontrollable and unstable. Also, the accordion may suffer from jolts while in the trunk, especially if not stored the correct way up.
Do accordions need maintenance?
If you keep your accordion in the basement, humidity is sure to make rust on the reeds, corrosion on the mechanical parts, a depressing musty smell, swelling and warping of the wood parts, and damage to the bellows due to deterioration of the bellows cardboard and leather. Best for it to stay in the closet.