Accordion/How to Handle the Accordion

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When lifting up and putting down your accordion, be very careful. You usually shouldn't lift it up by the straps because they might not hold all the weight.

Always store your accordion in a case if you can. This helps keep it away from humidity and other things that might damage the instrument. Try to keep it out of too much heat, cold, or humidity. The reeds inside the accordion might bend out of tune if there's too much humidity.

If you can't store the accordion in a case, then always place it sideways, with the bellows on the bottom.