FAQ about Handbells

Q?  What does it mean when I buy music that is for 2-3 octaves? 

A:  That means that the music includes only those notes within that range of handbells. Two octaves of bells range from G4 – G6. Three octaves of bells range from C4-C7. As we “add” octaves, we add out in both directions! So, four octaves would be from G3-G7, and five octaves means C3-C8.

Q?  Who do I talk to about starting a bell choir at my church or school?

A:  Any of the board members would be glad to help you out!  Please contact the Area 8 membership chair for a list of Handbell Musicians of America members in your neighborhood.