What is a button accordion?
The word "bayan" in Russian has several meanings. The article will consider them.
What is a button accordion in a musical context? This is a button-type pneumatic musical instrument from the reed family with a chromatic scale (complete) on the right, chord and bass accompaniment on the left. In fact, this is one of the varieties of improved manual harmonics.
Mirwald (Germany) made the first manual harmonic with a full chromatic scale, and in 1892 it became known in Russia. These tools are made by Moscow masters. A little later (1907), the Sterligov master from St. Petersburg makes the instrument, which received its name from the narrator Boyana (“Word about the regiment of Igor”). The very first of the known references to the word "bayan" in musical literature is in the self-tutorial of the game for accordion (1903). Following Sterligov in Russia, other masters also began to produce chromatic five-row accordions. To learn how to learn to play this instrument, read our article How to play the accordion.
What is the "button accordion" on the Internet?
In the modern jargon of active Internet users, this word means “an old, well-known joke, text, image”. Some interpret the concept as an abbreviation: "It was, but I did not notice." By the way, this word can also be depicted in pseudographics. In other words, the button accordion is something known to everyone, repeatedly used, but given by someone as new.
And “BaYan” is one of the tools of the Yandex system, intended for placing banner ads.