Songs With a Swing
The music for each song can be rung conventionally. Just follow the notes and timing as written. However, to give variety, swing can be added. Swing bands do this regularly - but not handbell ringers. The swing effect is achieved by changing emphasis, as shown in the square brackets at the beginning of a piece. In common terms, ring the dotted eighths and sixteenths as lazy triplets. It will be a challenge for ringers to spend time interpretting music in this way. As well as the lazy triplet alternative to dotted eighth-sixteenths, it can also be used on pairs of straight eighths. This is effective in "Alexander's Ragtime Band, Around the World, Blue Moon, and Carolina Moon.