QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 12:42 PM)
How does this work... do you all get allocated a bell or two, get given a sheet and just watch for the notes that correspond to your bells? Or do you have your own sheet with only your notes on it?
I know what curiousity did to the cat but I'd like to know
I could probably drive there, if only to have a look and see what all the fuss is about...
There are almost as many systems in use as there are handbell teams! I've rung from musical notation and from numbers, and I've rung from complete scores and parts only. It all depends how many bells are in the set. The team I used to run had three chromatic octaves split between a dozen ringers ( mostly couples, so mixed male and female) and one score would have been totally unwieldy.
Probably the hardest score I ever rang from was the one for the handbell part of Britten's Noye's Fludde
. Lots of very close harmony chords notated on one stave. It was a dickens of a job sorting out where your part was.