Op-Ed

An occasional series that discusses matters about the state of change ringing on handbells, with some occasional philsophising.

The blog in Facebook

Submitted by Simon on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 22:16

Today Tina reminded me that blog articles get automatically transferred into Facebook, where we have a "Learn to Ring Handbells" page. I've never been a big Facebook user, and my account is more or less completely blank except that earlier this year I joined the Bellringers group so that I...

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...

Handbell domination?

Submitted by Tina on Tue, 20/11/2012 - 13:44

Last week I joked on Facebook that our 41 Minor would have been the featured performance on BellBoard, if it hadn't been for the those clever chaps in Cambridge ringing Chandler's in hand on the same weekend.  Yesterday we were first, for a while, before being beaten out by a...