Three-row Button Accordions

Each individual row on the treble side of a typical three-row button accordion is in a single key, with the possible exception of a few notes at the top (chin end) of the keyboard.  The rows are a fourth apart.  The most common combination is G/C/F, popular for playing many of the varieties and permutations of Tex-Mex music.

The layout of the rows is the same as on two-row, non-Irish-style diatonics; please refer to that page for an explanation.

If you want to play traditional fiddle tunes, if you want to own only one button accordion, and if you don’t mind a slightly larger instrument, an A/D/G is a reasonable choice.  This is especially true if you’re playing with others and so are expected to play the tunes in the keys in which they were written.

Dino Baffetti Latino III G/C/F

Dino Baffetti Latino III G/C/F

Saltarelle Cheviot A/D/G

Saltarelle Cheviot A/D/G

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