ACCORDION NOTATION 1
A. A Simple Basic Notation for the Right Hand
The right-hand treble buttons are numbered from 1 to 11 for the outside row (o), and from 1 to 10 for the inside row (i), from accordion top (near chin) to bottom. The melodic tone associated with each note, in a selected accordion key and row, is written in terms of right-hand button numbers, with
- plain button numbers (such as 4 5 7 3 ) if the bellows are to be pushed or compressed, and by
- button numbers and an asterisk, or star (such as 3* 6* 5* ) if the bellows are to be pulled or expanded.