Brief History of the Accordion Script and Snapshots









The first conventional accordion was created in Europe the early 1800’s in…Germany…errr France…I mean…England…uhhh..okay…well, nobody actually knows where it was created. But, the first patent for an accordion was filed in Austria in 1829. Eventually, the world began to rapidly industrialize with factories springing up  everywhere and this directly resulted in a dramatic increase in the production of accordions, and they were produced all over Europe.. At the turn of the 19th century, people began to immigrate to America, and being so portable and easy to play , the accordion was commonly brought over by immigrant families. This inadvertently caused the US to become the largest Accordion importer in the world. In the 1920’s Accordion companies wanted to change the stigma that the accordion was more than just a folk instrument and that it could be much more than that. So companies began producing sheet music for the instrument which resulted in an expansion of the popularity and changed the general opinion of the accordion, and it became a much more widely used and popular. In 1967, the accordion got the Attention of Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of the Roland. He set out to create the “V-Accordion” that would combine the traditional folk instrument with state of the art Japanese technology. They succeeded, and were able to make a digital accordion that brought new features and innovations to the instrument. Today, the accordion is an international phenomenon that has declined in popularity, but still exists. Mark your calendar, June is National Accordion Awareness Month celebrate by appreciating this peculiar instrument #NAAM2016



About JamesWrobel

I'm a junior at Alfred State College majoring in Digital Media and Animation. I specialize in digital art and photography rather than drawing and painting. It's a work in progress and I'm working hard to achieve my dreams.
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