La malle aux accordeons

Accordion Voices

Definition:

An accordion voice consists of a range of notes that are individually paired with a key on the fingerboard.

An accordion usually has 1 to 5 voices on the right hand, which means that 1 to 5 different reeds can vibrate together when pressing one key.

Voices and representation (icons).

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Clarinet voice (8’). This is the middle reed and is the most common of all reeds.

Accordéon : voix basson

Bassoon voice (12’). It is an octave lower than the clarinet reed and is the lowest of all.

Voix piccolo

Piccolo voice (4‘). It is an octave higher than the clarinet reed and is the highest of all.

Accordéon : voix flûte haute

Upper tremolo voice (8’). It is the same reed as the clarinet voice but tuned slightly higher in order to create a tremolo effect when combined with the latter.

Accordéon : Voix fllûte grave

Lower tremolo voice (8’). It is the same reed as the clarinet voice but tuned slightly lower in order to create a tremolo effect (musette) when combined with both the latter and the Upper tremolo.