Sunday, March 4, 2007
Garmon is an Azarbijanian traditional instrument.It is very similar to(Or even the same as) very old accordions.As far I know Garmon has been brought to U.S.S.R.(Departed Russia)from Europe and then by Russians to Azarbaijan Country(Then,as a part of Russia).
The main differences between Garmon and Accordion are as follows:
1-Size of Garmon is standard(Max.2-3cm difference according to various makers)
Big differences in overall size is very rare(I have made one for my collection).
2-It has 2 octaves and a half in right hand(From low "do" to high "fa) and
exactly the same system in the left hand just arranged with round keys that is
used to play melodic parts or even (Rarely)bass and cord(Like acc.).
3-It is tuned a half tone lower than accordion i.e.its "do" sounds as "si" of acc.
4-In right hand it has 5 or 6 set of reeds for white clav. and 3 or 4 set of reeds for
In left hand it has mostly 2,3 or4 set of reeds.
5-It is mostly played with 4 fingers (Except thumb).
6-It is made in two types a-"Factory made" b-"Fully hand made by various
7-It has not any register and its griff is smaller than acc.
**As you can see in above photos,all of my own products have two left hand
systems , Accordion system and Garmon standard system.