Diatonic Accordion Keyboard

When you start to learn diatonic accordion with Brittany Music, you will learn best listening and watching your teacher's fingers.


However, it is sometimes useful to know how to read Tabs to help remembering tunes.


The Tab corresponds to a score directly adapted to the accordion. It is therefore possible for you to memorize the notes on your keyboard, but it's not easy when you start.


That is why there is a scoring method based on numbers given to keyboard keys.


On the first row (closest to your fingers), there are notes from 1 to 12, in the middle row from 1' to 11' - third row is rarely used. This may vary from one model to another.



Let's look at the outside row : the first button is 1, the last 12. And as you can see, you can do the same note on different buttons which will allow you to play in different octaves.

For example, you will find the G on the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th button push. You can play G on 4 different keys, that will make playing easier.