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Basic Training for Bells

By MacGorman, Venita MacGorman, Erin
Item No. 841178
UPC Code 9781929187195
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Basic Training for Bells By: Venita MacGorman and Erin MacGorman Handbell 2-3 octaves w/ optional handchimes 2-3 octaves 96 Pages Levels 1 & 2 * This collection introduces the essential skills needed for ringing handbells and handchimes, presenting rote exercises for the ringers to drill
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Basic Training for Bells

By: Venita MacGorman and Erin MacGorman

Handbell 2-3 octaves w/ optional handchimes

2-3 octaves

96 Pages

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.

Contents:

  • Ringing the Bell Ringing as an Ensemble
  • Damping as an Ensemble
  • Changing Bells
  • Playing at Different Dynamic Levels
  • The Shake
  • Reading and Ringing
  • 8th Notes and 8th 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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