I won’t lie. My first musical instrument was the accordion. My parents loved trotting me and my three-reed 120-bass Titano for friends and relatives to show how well their boys could play good music like “The Anniversary Waltz.” It took years for the PTSD abate and for people to stop sharing their accordion jokes.
But lest we forget, the accordion was once a really, really popular instrument. There were plenty of accordion-based bands in the 20s, especially in Britain. And did you know that before it became The New Musical Express, the magazine was known as The Accordion Times. (NOT an April Fool’s joke.)
Perhaps, though, the accordion is due for a renaissance, thanks to digital technology. Say hello to the digital accordion. (More at GizMag)