Learning Strategies

What did we do to make the progress we have made?  Articles which contain general advice about change ringing on handbells, including techniques, ways to practice and rehearse, and discussions about different approaches to learning change ringing on handbells. 

What makes a method handbell-friendly?

Submitted by Tina on Wed, 23/03/2016 - 13:30

Going through Simon's occasional series of handbell-friendly compositions, I have been giving some thought to what features make the method itself handbell-friendly.  Some methods do lend themselves well to handbells, while other methods are surprisingly tricky.  Here are some of my thoughts on some particular features and a 'handbell-friendliness' score...

23-spliced in our sights

Submitted by Tina on Mon, 24/08/2015 - 17:12

So, this past weekend we had an intensive weekend of 23-spliced practice with Jonathan and Angela, starting on Friday evening and continuing through to Sunday afternoon.  It was a great success and pushed us much farther forward than we expected.

Our aim was to just keep working as far as...

Conducting Techniques 3: Dynamic Use of Coursing Order

Submitted by Simon on Sat, 11/04/2015 - 22:00

This is the third post in a series on conducting techniques for handbells. In this post and the next one, I will describe ways of using the coursing order to check or correct the ringing.

Plain Bob Major: bells leading in coursing order (www.ringing.org)

The simplest explanation of coursing order...