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Chord organ

A chord organ is a free-reed musical instrument, similar to a small reed organ, in which sound is produced by the flow of air, usually driven by an electric motor, over plastic or metal reeds. Much like the accordion, the chord organ has both a keyboard and a set of chord buttons, enabling the musician to play a melody or lead with one hand and accompanying chords with the other. Chord organs were generally designed as toys, like those made by the Magnus Harmonica Corporation and Emenee toy companies, but Hammond, Farfisa and Estey Organ made some professional-model chord organs. Bontempi also made chord organs. Chord organs have seen a recent revival amongst minimalist and ambient musicians.

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