Don’t Overlook Level 2 Music While interviewing david weck on the eve of his retirement, a discussion about handbell music levels came up. After we talked about that, I got to thinking about similar discussions I’ve had doing interviews with David Davidson and Don Allured, as well as in casual discussions with other handbell folk.
Re-Introducing the Sub-Membership; Now Offering More Benefits! Our sub-membership has been an option for several years. This membership option is for the musicians in a choir or ensemble that already has a full membership. For just $10 a year (less than 3¢ a day!), it provides these musicians with their own user ID giving them access to all the online resources and [...]
What is Change? What comes to mind when you hear the word “change”? Is it the amount and value of the coins in your pocket? Is it the new paint color you are considering for the walls? Perhaps it’s a change from your usual vacation destination this time of year.
Achieving Expressive Ringing Once the notes are learned, ringers can focus on specific elements of ringing such as uniform stroke, amount of stopped sound/damp, phrase arch, etc. Using the same chorale for several weeks allows concepts to be overlaid and reinforced.
Handbell Musicians Roundtable
Working Together for the Greater Good many groups have pet projects near and dear to their hearts, for which they may donate concert proceeds, offer free performances, collect items at the door, or raise funds in other ways. This month I asked directors and ringers to share ways they go beyond their groups’ needs to help make their community, and our [...]