Maddy's Handbell Minutes
The following videos are offered through the Education Committee of OGEHR. We hope that they will help you as a quick reference for some of the basic handbell techniques we use everyday when ringing.
In a minute or two Maddy Lang will show you a basic handbell technique in each of the videos below.
Maddy covers a number of topics to help us all become better handbell musicians.
The following topics are covered:
Why Do We Wear Gloves?
How to Ring a Handbell
How to Stop a Handbell's Sound
How to Shake a Handbell
How to 'Mart' a Handbell
How to Pluck a Handbell
How to Thumb Damp a Handbell
How to Brush Damp a Handbell
How to Echo Ring
How to Gyro Ring
How to do a Tower Swing
How to do a Controlled Diminuendo
How to do Singing Bells
How to do a Vibrato
Mallets 101: Selecting and Holding Mallets
Mallets 201: Using Mallets to Play
How to Ring Bass Bells
How to play a Hand Chime
How to Weave Handbells
How to Double Handbells
How to do 4 in Hand (Sequential Setup)
How to do 4 in Hand (3rds Setup)