We don’t know whether the diatonic accordion is a German or Austrian invention. We’re also not sure how it came to the Americas, and why it has such an incredible history in Colombia. But then, we don’t really care – because what matters is that it spawned several exciting musical styles , ranging from Tex- Mex to Irish folk, from French musette to Colombian vallenato. What makes the diatonic accordion so interesting is the big tonal range it covers. It has a so - called “single -ac tion keyboard,” meaning that each button produces two tones: one for pushing, one for pulling. This means that, even though the range is big, the instrument stays small and light. This fact made it the perfect folk instrument. But it ’s not just a folk favorite. It’s also quite popular for pop, rock, and even punk, as well!
Chromatic accordions are incredibly versatile – they can be heard in any thing from European folk and German folk to pop and rock, from classical music to heavy metal. They are available with a variety of tonal ranges, bass systems, piano or button keys, and more The best way to find the perfect chromatic accordion is to try them all and let it fInd you.