Willard Palmer

Dr. Willard A. "Bill" Palmer[1][2] (1917–1996) was an American musician, composer, and music educator, accomplished in the accordion and piano. He invented a 'quint' system which was later patented by Titano as used in their line of converter (or "quint") bass accordions.

Palmer made many written contributions to magazines for the promotion of the Piano accordion, including Accordion World. Some of the more important articles about his beliefs for improving the instrument and current style of playing have been gathered at The Classical Free-Reed, Inc. web site.[3]


  1. Bill Palmer (1949). "The Free-Reed Journal - Should Accordionists Play Bach? by Bill Palmer". The Classical Free-Reed, Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  2. "Alfred Music | Willard A. Palmer". www.alfredpub.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  3. The Classical Free-Reed, Inc (1997). "The Classical Free Reed, Inc. Home Page". The Classical Free-Reed, Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-02.

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