Simulator Resources

Most ringers now have an awareness of ringing simulators, but only a minority of ringers will have used one and fewer still really understand their potential. Whilst the very early simulators may have been considered as just a novelty, ongoing software development combined with innovative teaching practices mean that the latest kits should be considered as an invaluable aid for teachers, novice ringers and even ‘experts’ looking to hone their skills.

Follow the blue links to navigate around the resource – you’ll find lots of advice, ideas and people’s stories. We hope you find it useful.

What is a ringing simulator?

» Basic information – to help you decide if a simulator is right for you

» Simulator map – where to go to see or use a simulator

Teaching with a simulator

» Bell Handling – Learning the Ropes Level 1

» Foundation Skills – Learning the Ropes Level 2

» Introduction to Change Ringing – Learning the Ropes Level 3

» Novice Change Ringer – Learning the Ropes Level 4

» Change Ringer Learning the Ropes Level 5

» Rhythm, listening and striking

» Developing ropesight

» Ringing on higher numbers

Learning with a simulator

» Practising at home – including some handy guides

» Handbell simulation

» Smartphones and tablets – Mobel & Methodology

Extending your simulator capability

» Dumbbells – at home or in the tower

» Workstations – single or multiple?

» Accessories – headphones and footswitches

These resources

There are a lot of pages, so if you can't find something use the search facility.

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If you have feedback or something you'd like to add, then please contact the ART Administrator.

Finally a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to these pages, with articles, tips or case studies. Thank you!


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ART Awards

Every year the ART Awards recognise people and groups who are leading best practice and innovation in the teaching and development of ringing. They are open to everyone, not just ART Members or those using the ‘Learning the Ropes’ scheme.

Why not have a look at some of the previous award winners and consider applying for yourself, your band or a teacher who is doing great things?