Post by Lizzie Ball

Hand Bells are a great way to introduce percussion to anyone. They are popular amongst festive seasons especially Christmas. I have picked out my top 5 Hand Bells under £20 for some inspiration on festive presents.

A bell instrument is a hallow cup shaped object usually made out of metal. It produces its tone by being struck, either using a mallet or clapper inside. Bells come in a range or shapes and sizes, from a small hand bell to a large church bell. Here I am going to explore the different types of common bells.

Percussion is split between two styles, tuned percussion which usually has a skin that can be tightened or loosened to create an identified pitch and un-tuned percussion which is a raw sound when struck. Here is a list of an example of percussion instruments: