Jingle Bells – for Handbells

Here’s another one for handbells: Jingle Bells.  I’m going to use it with a classroom full of 6 and 7 year olds today.  Only 5 bells are required in this song so we shall have to sing it through 3 or 4 times so everyone gets a go at ringing a bell. I haven’t used bar &hellip Continue reading »

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Angels We Have Heard on High – Handbells

I was thinking about Singing Time in Primary next week, and I decided as they’re going to be singing in Sacrament Meeting, that I could do something a little more enjoyable in Singing Time and use the set of bells I have.  We did something a few weeks ago that they loved, and I will &hellip Continue reading »

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Handbells and duration

Handbells are great at helping younger students develop an understanding of duration.  Handbells seem to keep their interest going long enough to be able to teach the concept of just how long to hold the notes on for.  The only thing to watch is that they don’t bang the bells together, or pull at the &hellip Continue reading »

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‘Three Times in a Row Correct’ with coloured handbells.

Aldi were selling one octave sets of coloured handbells for $15 about a year ago, so I bought a set almost expecting them to be out of tune and very dodgy (ever seen the violins they have sold? EEK!!) but to my surprise, they weren’t bad at all for that price!  I will quite happily &hellip Continue reading »

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