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Beginning Busy Ringers

First lessons for the younger beginning ringer

By Kirtsy Mitchell

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Beginning Busy Ringers (First lessons for the younger beginning ringer). Composed by Kirtsy Mitchell. For handbells (3 octaves) / handchimes (3 octaves). Handbell collection. Christmas, General. Level 1. Collection. Published by American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (LO.AG010).

Reproducible * For teaching music with chimes or bells from the very beginning. 56 pages of music, exercises, teaching pages, puzzles and games, all reproducible for your bell choir.

  • Basic Terminology 
  • Music Vocabulary 
  • Ringing Rhythm (in 4/4 time) 
  • Math and Measures (in 3/4 time) 
  • Silence - Rest - Damp (in 4/4 time) 
  • More Silence Ring and Damp (in 3/4 time) 
  • Ring Together (ringing triads) 
  • Color Rhythms (chords and rhythms) 
  • Sharp Signs (triads with sharp bells) 
  • Flat Signs (triads with flat bells) 
  • America (stacked letter chords) 
  • Yankee Doodle (stacked letter chords) 
  • Old MacDonald (stacked letter chords) 
  • If You're Ringing (stacked letter chords and repeat signs) 
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (stacked letter chords and D.C. al Fine) 
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (letter chords with violin/flute melody) 
  • Silent Night and Away in a Manger (letter chords with violin/flute melody) 
  • When Should You Damp a Sound 
  • Ring Damp on Time 
  • Damping (exercise game) 
  • The Detective 
  • Find Your Notes Pictures 
  • Note Recognition Test 
  • Caterpillar Crawl (whole notes) 
  • Lazy Day (half notes) 
  • Found My Notes 
  • Quarters to Ring 
  • Solo Time (note reading, introduce forte) 
  • Wind Chimes (introduce LV) 
  • Old MacDonald (with melody line) 
  • March (introduce feel of eighth notes) 
  • Silence (using rests; introduce piano, fermata, D.C. al Fine signs) 
  • Long and Longer (whole and half notes) 
  • Hippopotamus Dance (key signature) 
  • Pizza Rizza 
  • Table Damping 
  • Moonlight (easy table damping and tower swing) 
  • It's Hard to Get Up in the Morning (bell charts, shakes, martellato) 
  • Your Turn My Turn 
  • Processional in C 
  • Yo Yo Waltz 

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First lessons for the younger beginning ringer

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