THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF A PIANO ACCORDION
By Gerry Jones of
Most people understand the right-hand side of a
piano-accordion. The black and white notes are much
the same as a piano, organ, or electronic keyboard.
All those buttons on the left-hand (or BASS) side
You can count them if you like; this gives you the
The rest are smaller, with less piano keys, less
Popular numbers are 96-bass, 72-bass and 48-bass.
Anything smaller than that is nice and light, but
You cannot see the buttons, so you must find your
You start by finding MIDDLE C, just like in your
Once you have Middle C, you can find your way to