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|GUEST,Rev||Dumb Accordion Question (44)||RE: Dumb Accordion Question||28 May 07|
Although the mechanisms of the accordion are certainly characteristic of the "industrial revolution," as Peter T. suggests, the bit that actually produces the sound of the accordion has been around for literally thousands of years. The free reed was invented in China, used in a family of instruments called "sheng," and has been known for at least three thousand years. Why try to alter a time-tested sound like that!!!!