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Glenn

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Indeed it's for opening and closing the bellows without making a sound. All accordions have them in some form. For a beginner it's most useful for closing the bellows before you put your accordion away. Simple as that.


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the air button can also be used for 'feathering' a reversal of bellows direction to avoid a any 'lumpy' sound that may occur if for example a direction change is necessary mid phrase. just a tiny press and release of the air button as the bellows change direction does the trick. Of course where possible the bellows should be reversed between phrases.

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Based on several reviews, for learning to play the accordion, the Palmer-Hughes series is highly regarded. Self-paced, it has been around since the 1960s.
I'd like to add my positive review for the Palmer-Hughes series; it was my primary source when I took lessons from 1958 to 1970. Outstanding and comprehensive series that taught all aspects of the piano accordion with a variety of excellent tunes designed to teach and refine technique as skill develops over the years.
 

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