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Basic Training for Bells
Skill Building for Ringers Sheet Music Book
By Erin MacGorman

2 or 3 octaves handbells
Skill Building for Ringers. Composed by Erin MacGorman and Venita MacGorman. Christmas. With 2 or 3 octaves handchimes. Collection. Chorister's Guild #CGB323. Published by Chorister's Guild (CG.CGB323).

Item Number: CG.CGB323

Levels 1 & 2 * This collection introduces the essential skills needed for ringing handbells and handchimes, presenting rote exercises for the ringers to drill each new skill. Music throughout the book, arranged in both two and three octave versions, includes hymn arrangements, classical transcriptions and original pieces. The music provides all ringers the opportunity to put each newly learned technique 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.

  • Ringing the Bell 
  • Ringing as an Ensemble 
  • Damping as an Ensemble 
  • Changing Bells 
  • Playing at Different Dynamic Levels 
  • The Shake 
  • Reading and Ringing Eighth Noes and Eighth Rests 
  • Stopped Techniques 
  • Playing in 3/4 and 2/4 Meters 
  • Reading and Ringing Dotted Rhythms 
  • The Echo 
  • The Swing 
  • Let Vibrate 
  • Martellato and Martellato Lift 
  • Using Mallets 
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  • May 28, 2012 A Choir Chime Beginner

    This book will make me a success at leading a chime choir. It is written for the rookie and answered my questions so far as what and how to lead a choir chime group.

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