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Basic Training for Bells

Review:      This collection introduces the essential skills needed for ringing handbells and handchimes by presenting rote exercises for the ringers to drill each new skill. Music throughout the book, arranged in both 2 and 3-octave versions, includes hymn arrangements, classical transcriptions, and original pieces. The music provides all ringers the opportunity to put newly learned techniques, such as shaking, echoes, martellatos, changing bells and playing at dfferent dynamic levels, into practice. Instructions are given for modifying the techniques for use with handchime choirs. A bibliography of music utilizing the various techniques is included. Creative and humorous illustrations throughout the book enhance its appeal to ringers of all ages. The collection is three-hole punched for easy insertion into each ringer's notebook.

Published by: Choristers Guild

 Part of the Series:
Basic Training for Bells

Titles are listed below
MacGorman, V. & E.
Classification: Secular , Hymn Tune , Beginning Music - step 2, "Very Easy" , Beginning Music-"Very, Very Easy" , International Music , Classical Composers , Folk Music , Beginning Ringer Books , Text with Music , Exercises , Collection , Processionals
Technique: Mallet , Pl (Pluck) , TD (Thumb Damp) , Echo , Martellato Lift , RT (Ring Touch) , Sk (Shake) , Sw (Swing) , LV (Let Vibrate) , Martellato
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Handbells OR Chimes
Bells Used: Two Octaves: 24 Bells; Three Octaves: 36 Bells
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MCGB323 teaches handbell ringing skills  
 $12.95  $11.66
Titles include:
  • All My Heart This Night Rejoices
  • Amazing Grace
  • Count the Rests
  • Dance of the Hours
  • Evening Prayer
  • Fairest Lord Jesus
  • God is So Good
  • God of the Ages
  • Happy or Sad
  • Hyfrydol
  • Jesus Shall Reign I
  • Jesus Shall Reign II
  • Jesus Shall Reign-Prepartory Excerise
  • Little David
  • Lord Have Mercy
  • Morning Bells I
  • Morning Bells II
  • Morning Bells III
  • Old Ship of Zion
  • On the Water I
  • On the Water II
  • Processional
  • Puer Nobis
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Syrian Folk Song
  • We Thy People Praise Thee
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