For three octave handbells. Level 3. Includes the tunes Deo Gracias (O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair) and What Wondrous Love Is This. Engaging effects including an optional C3 - Singing Bell note.
What is the "Singing Bell" technique?
The Singing Bell (SB) technique produces a drone by the application of a dowel in a circular motion around the outside rim of a handbell.
The Singing Bell (SB) makes use of a technique adapted from the ancient Himalayan or Tibetan singing bowl tradition. Hold the handbell away from the body so that the casting will vibrate freely. With a wooden stick, a dowel approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 6 to 12 inches long, rub the outside rim of the handbell in a circular motion, keeping an even pressure. Gently increase the speed until the casting begins to vibrate. Once the sound is produced, vary the speed until the casting begins to vibrate. once the sound is produced, vary the speed as needed to maintain the sound.