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

Learning with a simulator

» Practising at home – including some handy guides

» Handbell simulation

» Smartphones and tablets – Mobel & Methodology

Extend your simulator capability

» Dumbbells – at home or in the tower

» Workstations – single or multiple?

» Accessories – headphones and footswitches

Simulator Video resources

Abel Ringing Simulator

A series of short videos to help you get the most out of Abel with Roger Booth.

From setting up Abel when it first comes out of the box to refining your listening and striking skills. Discover how you can use Abel to study and improve from the comfort of your home.

Happy ringing!

Virtual Belfry Ringing Simulator

A series of videos by Steve Farmer, on how to get the best out of a Simulator System whether in a tower or using a Dumbbell.

https://www.simbell.co.uk/

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


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?