The Diatonic Button Accordion The accordion came to the area of South
Texas and Northern Mexico with the arrival of German immigrants. It was soon adopted by the locals and the German musical
forms were soon given a Spanish flavour. This music was the first "Conjunto" music and is the roots ot the "Tejano", "Norteña"
"Tex - Mex" music that you are probably familiar with.
Whether you like the traditional sound or the modern sound, the accordion is central to this music.
the harmonica, the diatonic button accordion uses wind blown over metal reeds to create vibrations of different pitches.
Also similar to the harmonica is that fact that the direction of the wind is important. A button will not give
the same note while opening the bellows as it will while closing the bellows.