Teaching handbells to children

We have made several experiments at teaching basic handbells to children, with really good results.  Much of what we have learned applies to adults as well.

Handbells @ Home

Submitted by Simon on Tue, 17/03/2020 - 20:47

Yesterday we were supposed to be ringing a quarter of Lincolnshire Royal at Angela's house. After the instruction in the afternoon to begin social distancing, we had to cancel it. Cancellation of all tower bell ringing swiftly followed. There has been some speculation about remote handbell ringing via video conferencing...

2 8 or 0 2 8 ?

Submitted by Simon on Tue, 06/11/2012 - 15:38

Sorry, trying some txt-spk there! To wait, or not to wait: that is the question. If someone hesitates, should the rest of the band wait so that the bells strike in the right order, or should they relentlessly follow the rhythm? On tower bells we don't have a lot of...