EXPLORING HANDBELLS will give directors and ringers an opportunity to experience several techniques for handbells and handchimes. The original compositions in this book were written specifically as a way to practice and explore each technique before combining them with other handbell techniques. Each piece is playable on handbells and handchimes, although some techniques do not apply to handchimes. The music in this collection is written for two and three octave ringing ensembles as this is where most ringers begin. The music ranges from level 1-2.