Make-Your-Own-Handbell Chart

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I get several requests for handbell charts.  I WISH I could make everyone personal charts!  But instead, I’ve come up with a way to hopefully help you get a handbell chart for any song you need.
 
Now, be advised that these charts will only work with the Merry Bells and Kidsplay brand!  If you have another brand, these note charts MOST LIKELY will not work, unless the colors and notes are the same.
 
To make a chart, simply print off any of the pages of notes you need, cut out the SQUARES (way easiser than the circles!) and paste your needed notes onto either a poster board or print off my blank bell sheet on card stock.  Write in your words if you want, any musical counting you need, pages numbers and voila!
 

I’d even suggest using a laminated poster board or laminated blank note sheets, that way you can just reuse them!  For storage, take off the note, and number them on the backside so when you want to reuse them, they are easy to put back on.

Download my documents from my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are at the bottom of this post.

 
Included is a blank note sheet:
 
Full page notes:
 
 
 
Or if you don’t need full pages of notes, I have them 4 notes to a page:

I also have a digital PNG image available of each of the individual notes in case you make your charts digitally.  These can also be downloaded using the access button below.

If you want to see how I use the handbells in Primary, I have a post with details HERE.  I also have a post HERE for making your own handbell charts using chords.  I have several charts already made on some songs.  Scroll through all my “Bells” posts HERE to find those charts.  Also found there is some information on chimes if that interests you as well.

What else would help you make your own chart?  Leave comments with suggestions.

Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Make-Your-Own Handbell Charts.

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12 thoughts on “Make-Your-Own-Handbell Chart”

  1. This is the best post ever! Well, ok, the other ones are pretty great too. But I just had to make my own bell chart this past weekend and was sitting around at hobby lobby trying to match up scrapbook paper to my bells. Nightmare! This is AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing all of your ideas and resources. I've used many of them, and this week I've been so grateful for this specific one. I hope the Lord is blessing you for your generosity!

  3. I cannot even thank you enough for this post! You are truly a wonderful soul for blessing so many of our lives here! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Gabby <3

  4. I only have the 8 handbell set. I am doing "Come Follow Me" which has no flats or sharps, except on one measure. On those three notes, would I just not have a bell played or would I have them play one of the harmony notes? This is my first time doing handbells, so I am grateful for your tips!

  5. Hi Buell Fam,

    I think having the bells play one of the harmony notes would totally work as long as you have the piano playing so they don't get confused as to which note they should be singing. I've always had the sharp notes so I'm sorry I'm not more help with this!

    ~Camille

  6. Thank you so very much for ALL the work you have done! I have used ideas from your blog a LOT over the past two years during my time as Primary Music Director. Now I am Primary President and I have told our new Music Director to check out your blog. Thank you!!!

  7. Camille,
    I appreciate all the work you’re willing to share. I printed off the notes to make my own handbell chart. The F and G look so similar. G definitely came out darker than it looked on the computer. Could I get a copy of the G page that I can edit?

    1. Hi Crescent!

      I added a lighter G page to my Resource Library next to the other document. I hope that helps. The G color is tricky … there are so many shades of blue that if you change it too much it looks like the G#, A and A#. But I hope this is better for you.

      ~Camille

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