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  • Assignment Challenge: Moonlight Serenade

    Assignment Challenge: Moonlight Serenade

    Creating alternate assignments has always been a fascination of mine, so I thought I would start an occasional series of solutions to bell assignment issues.  The logistics of ringing bells is a constant challenge given that groups only have a limited number of hands to ring a large quantity of […]

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  • Video of the Week: “Echoes of Ancient Japan” by Sonos

    Video of the Week: “Echoes of Ancient Japan” by Sonos

    Rehearsals are starting for the next big Sonos Handbell Ensemble tour, so I have been watching old videos of Sonos to get back into the groove.  I’ll share details of where we are performing later, but for now, here’s a clip from the Sonos DVD “Ringing Up“.  This piece is […]

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  • Video of the Week:  Stravinsky’s “Firebird”

    Video of the Week: Stravinsky’s “Firebird”

    Some nights when I’m bored I will pick an ensemble I know nothing about and stalk them all over the internet to learn as much as I can.  The other night I ran across Charm City Bronze from Baltimore, Maryland.  Two things caught my eye about this group.  First, they performed a […]

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  • A Crash Course in Intellectual Property

    A Crash Course in Intellectual Property

    Many times on this blog we have stumbled into the topic of intellectual property (IP).  It is a field of study that effects many of the things we do as musicians, from music copyright to instrument patents to brand trademarks.  IP law can be vast and confusing. I know I […]

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  • Podcasts Every Bell Ringer Should Listen To

    Podcasts Every Bell Ringer Should Listen To

    Both Bryce and I have been listening a lot of podcasts lately.  The number of fantastic programs available around the internet for free is growing faster than we can keep up with.  Besides super popular podcasts like This American Life, Serial, and Freakonomics (which are all excellent) there are a […]

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