Zydacco is an authentic sounding, easy to play, standard 10-button, one-row Cajun/Zydeco Button Accordion for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
You may choose between the standard C or D scales and Dry or Wet tuned reeds.
The app uses the same fingerings as the real instrument.
The built-in note guide will help you quickly learn your way around the buttons.
Here's how to get started playing tunes:
Touch the buttons with the fingers on your right hand to play. The buttons and valves light up in green when touched.
Multiple buttons may be pressed at the same time to play chords.
This style of accordion is diatonic and plays different notes depending on whether you are pushing or pulling on the bellows.
Touch the anywhere in the bellows image at the top of the screen for PUSH notes, lift your finger for PULL notes.
The bellows edges light up tracking the current bellows direction.
Touch the ‘?’ icon to show the note names. The note names change with the bellows direction.
Touch the ‘i’ icon to bring up the settings screen.
On the settings screen select between C or D scales and Dry or Wet tuned reeds.
Adjust the Volume slider as desired.
Touch the Tradlessons logo to learn more about my other music apps.
All settings are saved when the app exits.
App inspired by a gorgeous one-row accordion image by Michael Miceli.
Main screen - Playing a chord
C Note Guide on a Push
C Note Guide on a Pull
D Note Guide on a Push
D Note Guide on a Pull
Touch the 'i' for the settings page
Q: Are the fingerings the same as real Cajun C or D tuned button accordion?
A: Yes, exactly the same as the most popular layout.
Q: Where can I learn more about how to play the instrument?
A: Melodeon.net is a great resource for all kinds of diatonic button accordions.
Big Nick Cajun is also a great resource for Cajun Accordion, has an active message board:
Q: Now that I've learned the fingerings for some tunes on the iPad app, I'd like to buy a real button accordion. Who do you recommend?
A: The Button Box carries a wide range of new and vintage instruments.
I am very interested in any suggestions for features or improvements to the apps for future updates, please drop me an email anytime with your ideas!
For more information, please contact Michael Eskin or visit the Tradlessons.com website: