Handbell ringing is easier than you may think. It is fun in its own right and much more mentally stimulating than tower bells. On handbells there obviously isn’t 70ft of rope to worry about and the bells weigh considerably less than the ‘small car’ we regularly seek to control swinging above our heads. The downside is you do have to ring two bells at a time.
These resources will take you step-by-step through ringing handbells, just follow the blue links to navigate around.
» Ringing jargon - what do they mean?
» An overview - the what and the why
» Practising on your own - with a ringing simulator
» Practising online - Ringing Room, Ding and Handbell Stadium
» Teaching handbells - general thoughts
» The three positions - Plain Hunt Minor
» Ringing touches – bobs and singles
» Calling touches – Plain Bob Minor
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?