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The future of handbell music is here...Digital Direct Music!!
Hello again, fellow campanologists and handbell enthusiasts! This is Professor Handbell, back with in-depth insight on the inner workings of the wonderful world of handbells. As my fans surely noticed, I asked my dear friend Dr. Vandervort to enrich your lives with ringing factoids last month in my stead . But this was no vacation (although that would have been richly deserved). No, instead of lounging a beach somewhere in the south Pacific and enjoying a cool umbrella drink, I have been hard at work developing what is sure to be the greatest invention since the clapper, a sure-fire ringing revolution, and the tip-top of tintinnabulatory technology. I give you... Digital Direct Handbell Music!
Ok, so maybe that's a wee bit over the top, and others have been doing this already, but Digital Direct is still pretty cool. Much as the name implies, Digital Direct allows visitors to the world's most wonderful web site – HANDBELL WORLD, of course! - to print selected music titles right from their computers. Anthems for your full five-octave choir, music for solo ringing or small ensembles, and instrument parts for your non-handbell (gasp!) musicians are all just a few clicks away. It's new, it's easy, it's instant handbell gratification at its finest. Forgot to order the extra copy you needed? No problem! Need music tomorrow, but it's 3AM and your favorite retailer is closed? Not a big deal! Just like using the latest technology because you are just cool like that? Thanks, Digital Direct!
Right now, the titles available for Digital Direct are limited, but we'll be adding more in the coming weeks and months. After all, have you visited Handbell World lately? There's literally tens of thousands of titles there! As brilliant as I am, (and they don't call me The Professor for nothing) there are sure to be a few kinks that I'll need to work out along the way. Rest assured, I won't take that vacation until I do. I can taste that umbrella drink already...