New to color coded instruments? A 13-note set of bells is a good place to start for larger groups.
Included in the starter kit are:
13 KidsPlay® combination handbells/deskbells (# 4063)
a carrying case (# 4066)
Ring By Color volume 1 for 13 note bell sets (# MRCK1301)
a pack of 24 Achievement Certificates for colored bells (# 5297)
The 13 bells are C/1, C#/1#, D/2, D#/2#, E/3, F/4, F#/4#, G/5, G#/5#, A/6, A#/6#, B/7, & C/8 (the numbers after each letter allow these bell sets to be used to play music that is numerically coded – for example, the notes to the phrase “skip to my Lou, my darling” can be written using letter names as follows: G A A# A G F F or by using numbers: 5 6 6# 6 5 4 4).
The carrying case makes storing and transporting the bells a breeze.
The books in the Ring By Color series use letter names and the corresponding bell colors to teach basic music reading skills within the context of familiar songs. The songs contained in volume 1 are: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “Old McDonald Had a Farm”, “Bingo”, “Skip To My Lou”, and “Happy Birthday”. Leader guides are provided for each song as well as suggestions for class use to help get a group started. All parts of the book are reproducible; access to a color copier is needed to fully utilize the contents.