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Six-in-Hand (article)

By customer request, here is an article - written by outstanding handbell soloist Christine Anderson - about the technique of six-in-hand. The article addresses purpose, notation, setup, and helpful hints, along with diagrams and pictures for clarity.

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Thank You! - You're Welcome! (article)

Listeners appreciate what we have to offer. The proper response to "Thank you" is "You're welcome!"

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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The Six-Dollar Handbell Tree (article)

Ever wish you had a portable handbell tree stand? While nothing beats a professional stand, the inexpensive alternative described in this article just might fit your needs for a portable solution. It makes use of a standard Manhasset music stand (with the stand removed) and does not permanently damage the music stand. The PVC pipe parts are cheap, lightweight and portable — found at your local hardware store with a total cost of just $6.00!

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Thoughts on Playing for Weddings (article)

Thoughts on playing for weddings, including considerations of logistics, communication, presentation, and simply being what the bride and groom need on their happy day.

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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Three Marks Of A Good Director (article)

...as told from the perspective of a ringer.

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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Three Quick Rehearsal Tips (article)

Have you given some thought to these three important ideas for creating a strong bell (or other musical) program?

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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Traps That Ringers/Directors Fall Into… and How You Can Avoid Them (article)

8 traps that ringers and directors need to avoid if the program is going to run smoothly with the minimum of conflicts and stress. This article is filled with useful suggestions for efficiency and for dealing with the many tasks involved in supporting a strong program.

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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Ways to Make Your Rehearsals More Efficient (article)

7 ways to make sure everyone in your program is headed the same direction with the same goals in mind.

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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What's the Difference Between Composing, Arranging, and Transcribing? (article)

A quick set of definitions concerning these terms.

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Pieces: Dealing With Mistakes (article)

17 ways to deal with those pesky mistakes.

For more handbell lessons presented in a unique and enjoyable format, be sure to check out Kevin McChesney's book, Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells! Links in the "Related Products" section below.

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