#BuildBetterBrains Project

Making Music Makes You Smarter

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During the filming of the Auld Lang Syne new year video I encountered a minor disruption when the restraining spring broke inside the F3. This rendered the instrument unplayable. Fortunately, I had the proper part, tools, and knowledge to quickly get up and running.

As handbell musicians, it is important not only to understand the music we are performing, but also the instruments on which we are performing.  In preparation for a future Handbell How-To for replacing the restraining spring, this installment of the #BuildBetterBrains educational series demonstrates how to completely disassemble a Schulmerich handbell.

Although this tutorial focuses on Schulmerich instruments, I plan to produce a similar lesson for Malmark handbells.

In the video I take care to explain all the components of the handbell and offer some tips about how to handle them. If you have any questions, please leave a comment on YouTube and I will be sure to answer.  

While you're there, please hit that thumbs-up button.  YouTube counts each comment and thumbs-up as important engagement metrics, and that helps expose these lessons to a broader audience.

Thank you for your ongoing support of these #BuildBetterBrains lessons and demonstrations. Every video share, every comment, every cent helps make what I do better.

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