Chording is a little technical so if you are new to handbells, I’d hold off on chording until you are more familiar using them with melodies, descants and obbligatos You can get more details on how I use handbells in primary more in general HERE (also where to buy them). If you want to make your own charts NOT using chords, check out my post HERE.
Using the handbells while playing the chords is a great way to add more variety to the handbells in singing time! If you don’t have a pianist, this would make for a great way to have the primary kids help accompany any song as well.
The Kidsplay brand only has # (sharp) notes so all the♭(flat) notes in the charts are connotated by the equivalent # note (that may make sense to no one but me!). Now you can play ANY song using the handbells in the songbook using these chords! I use any/all handbell octives as my main objective is to get as many kids playing as I can.
I’ve created a page for each chord (52 pages!). You can print the chord pages you need, cut out each row and mix and match as you need for any bell chart you are trying to create for any song! Each box of 3 notes is played at the same time creating the “chord”
All my printables are free and filed on my Resource Library. Filing instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Make-Your-Own Handbell Charts > Chords.