The performer normally plays the melody on buttons or keys on the right-hand manual, and the accompaniment, consisting of bass and pre-set chord buttons, on the left-hand manual. In some countries (for example Brazil, Colombia and Mexico) it is used in popular music (for example Forró, Sertanejo and B-Pop in Brazil), whereas in other regions (such as Europe, North America and other countries in South America) it tends to be more used for dance-pop and folk music and as well as in regional and is often used in folk music in Europe, North America and South America.Nevertheless, in Europe and North America, some popular music acts also make use of the instrument.Many conservatories in Europe have classical accordion departments.The oldest name for this group of instruments is harmonika, from the Greek harmonikos, meaning harmonic, musical.
As a heart-felt tribute to Dick Contino, Joan has made a new Accordion Ensemble Arrangement of Lady of Spain, which will feature the Accordion Orchestra joined by three internationally famous accordionists. We are looking forward to the 18th Annual Convention coming up on October 23, 2017.In the coming months, we will be updating the site with information about the events, classes and performers. Dick Contino performed almost every year from the very beginning of the Las Vegas Accordion Convention.Castelfidardo was the scene of a crucial moment in the unification of Italy, when the papal army was defeated by the Piedmontese troops, with the subsequent annexation of the territories of Marche and Umbria to the Kingdom of Italy.This area was the cradle in which the first “organetti” or “fisarmoniche” were developed.