Have you ever heard a handbell choir play? Many handbell choirs are part of church music programs, but you can use handbells to play any kind of music. A set of eight colorful handbells is another fun instrument that can be used with the Up-a-do Unlimited song pattern books. Most handbells will not match the colors of the Popular 8 Note Songs
You can play handbells on your own by picking up each bell and ringing it, but it can be more fun to form a handbell choir with your classmates, family or friends. One way to think of a handbell choir is like a piano where each person controls only a few keys. With four people, each person can ring two bells, and all the eight notes songs can be played.
The bells should be kept in keyboard order, lowest to highest when going left to right in chromatic order, as much as possible. Inside the bell is the clapper which is the part that strikes the bell and causes it to produce sound.
To start playing, pick up two bells and hold them in front of your chest with the bells facing straight up. Ring one bell by