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STICKY: Toy Accordion tabs and notes table

Key C Mid D E F G A B
Button +1 -1 +2 -2 +3 -3 -4
Key C High D E F G A B
Button +4 -5 +5 -6 +6 -7 +7
 
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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Row, Row, Row your boat

Song: Row, Row, Row your boat
Artist: Traditional

+3 +3 +3 -3 -4
-4 -3 -4 +4 -5
+6 +6 +6
-5 -5 -5
-4 -4 -4
+3
-5 +4 -4 -3 +3
 
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Posted by on July 10, 2016 in Traditional

 

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen

Song: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
Artist: Traditional

+5 +3 -3 +4 -5 +5 +5 +5 +5
+5 +3 -3 +4 +4 -3 +3
+5 +3 -3 +4 -5 +5 +5 +5 +5
+6 +5 -5 +5 +4 +4
 
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Posted by on July 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Yankee Doodle

Song: Yankee Doodle
Artist: Traditional

+4 +4 -5 +5 +4 +5 -5 +3
+4 +4 -5 +5 +4 -4 +3
+4 +4 -5 +5 -6 +5 -5 +4
-4 +3 -3 -4 +4 +4

+3 -3 +3 -2 +2 +3
-3 -4 -3 +3 -3 -4 +4
-3 +3 +4 -3 -5 +4 +4
 
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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Folk, Traditional

 

Site Update: No More Updates?

Hi folks, long time no write. I truly apologize for not updating this little site!!! I have not given up on learning to play the toy accordion, it’s just that I moved a few states over and did not bring my toy accordion with me. I have also been busy with a new school and a new job. 😦

Hopefully the material that is already here proves useful for you and your fellow toy accordionists!

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Zum Gali Gali – Hebrew song

Song: Zum Gali Gali
Artist: This is a traditional Israeli/Hebrew song

-3 -3 -4 4 -4 4 -4
-3 -3 -3 2
-3 -3 -3 -4 4 -4 4 -4
-3 -3 -3 2 -3 2
4 -5 5 5 
-5 4 -5 5
2 4 -5 5 5 
-5 4 -4 -3
 
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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in Traditional

 

Info: Convert harmonica tab to toy accordion

Is there a song that you want to play, but there’s no tabs for it? You can make a request by commenting on any post or you can try a harmonica tab. 🙂

Go to harptabs.com and do a search for:

  • Key: C Major
  • Harp type: Diatonic

Many of these songs are playable on the toy accordion. To convert the tabs, simple SUBTRACT 3 (three) from the (absolute value of) harmonica tab. Example:

A Spoonful of Sugar, tab by “TIN MAN”:

**** HARMONICA TAB ****
6  -6 -7   7   7    7   7   7
In ev'ry job that must be done

-7   -7  -8 8 8  8  8   8
There is an element of fun.

For each number, subtract 3.

**** TOY ACCORDION TAB ****
3  -3 -4   4   4    4   4   4
In ev'ry job that must be done

-4   -4  -5 5 5  5  5   5
There is an element of fun.

Pretty simple, no? You cannot play a harmonica tab that has notes BELOW (harmonica) 4 or ABOVE (harmonica) 10. Here is a handy chart so you can see. Hope this helps with your musical efforts! I’ll still provide tabs for you here, but thought you might like another reference. 🙂

Key C Middle D E F G A B
Toy Accordion Button +1 -1 +2 -2 +3 -3 -4
Harmonica 4 -4 5 -5 6 -6 -7
Key C High D E F G A B
Toy Accordion Button +4 -5 +5 -6 +6 -7 +7
Harmonica 7 -8 8 -9 9 -10 10
 
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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

Song: The Lazy Song
Artist: Bruno Mars

3 5 5 5 5
-5 4 -5 5 4 -3
4 -5 5 5 -5 4
5 5 5 5
-5 4 -5 4 -3
4 -5 5 5 -5 4
5 6 6 5 -7 6 -7
4 -7 6 5 -5 -5 5 4 -3
-3 4 5 5 5 5
-5 4 -5 5 4 -3
 
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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in Bruno Mars, Pop

 
 
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