Accordion is a bellows-driven musical instrument of free reed aerophone type. It combines a melody section on the right-hand manual with an accompaniment on the left-hand side. Accordions are played by compressing or expanding the bellows while pressing buttons or keys. They are widely used for popular music in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Panama. It is also used in cajun, zydeco, jazz, and klezmer music, and in both solo and orchestral performances of classical music. The accordion was invented in Berlin, in 1822 by Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann.
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