Learning to Ring - Using Handchimes composed by Janet Van Valey. Arranged by Susan Berry. Learning to Ring Series. Book. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.HB315).
This 96 page, spiral-bound instructional manual is presented in four parts. 1. Using Handchimes - an introduction: Includes history, notation, position assignments, conducting, color-coding for non-music readers, and more. 2. Using handchimes - Ensemble Ringing: 11 sequential lessons designed to teach basic ringing and music reading techniques. 3. Using Handchimes - General music: Addresses the use of handchimes in the general music classroom from a rhythmic perspective. Topics include: random ringing, chordal patterns, simple Orff-like accompaniments, melodies, and accompaniment patterns. 4. Using Handchimes - Special Populations: An overview of various emotional, mental, and physical impairments commonly found in music therapy, school, and church music situations.