Archive: 6-in-hand (First Post)

Posted By Derek Nance on Sep 22, 2012 | 2 comments

Hey Handbell Friends!
We are starting a new handbell blog dedicated to stirring up conversations about bells, showing techniques, and sharing ideas! Feel free to comment!

First Post Subject: 6-in-hand!
For many of us (including me), six-in-hand has not been a practical way to ring bells in musically. It has better served as a way to play around and ring simple rhythms and songs. I have found two ways on Youtube of people demonstrating how to do it, so here they are!
The first way is the standard one that we both learned originally:

The second version demonstrated looks like this:

Well there you have it! 6-in-hand!  Does anybody have any suggestions or critiques on how to better perform these techniques?