Notebook Reference Guide – Special Techniques and Musical Terms
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This is a 2-sided reference guide to remind a ringer of most of the special handbell techniques, and reminds and teaches all the common musical terms.
The front side is filled with all the handbell and handchime symbols you're likely to encounter; the back side offers the most common symbols in general music, including a user-friendly chart with common key signatures and repeat signs.
Both sides offer quick and simple descriptions that are easy to understand at a quick glance.
- Punched to fit a standard 3-ring binder
Click on both the large and the small pictures to view both sides of this guide.
very helpful as I have joined a veteran choir but it's been several years since I have played. I'v forgotten so many special techniques!
I am both a handbell ringer and a composer who writes for handbells. There is an almost bewildering assortment of techniques which are used in playing handbells, each with their own unique sound.
I favor linear counterpoint when I compose music -- but I'm also focused on changes in timbre and color. This reference guide is absolutely indispensable for helping me choose and notate the technique I want to use when I'm writing. It's also a great refresher when I'm playing handbells and see a rarely-used technique (TLD, PL, TPL etc.) this guide is extremely helpful in explaining the technique to be used.
This guide should be in every bell-ringer's music folder.
All the information I need (including a brief description of the technique) in a very concise and easily referenced page. I love it!
At a recent handbell workshop I saw this sheet
of bell terms which had, not only the sign for the different bell technique, but also explained how to perform the technique. I felt this would be a good thing to have in each of my bellringers folders. This will be a good tool for them to have and help them with their understanding of what to do when playing the music.