Op-Ed

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

Change-Ringing on Handbells at the Ringing Roadshow 2022

Change-Ringing on Handbells (Volume 2: Advanced Techniques) cover

Tina and I will be at the Ringing Roadshow 2022 on Sunday 4th September, launching Change-Ringing on Handbells (Volume 2: Advanced Techniques) as well as selling Volume 1 and mugs with the interlocking handbell design. We also look forward to talking to visitors about their experiences of learning to ring...

The blog in Facebook

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?

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...