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May 2020 - Lots of New Educational Videos on YouTube NOW!

by Quilla Roth

In April and May 2020, various individuals and groups have been pumping out videos on YouTube about all sorts of ringing topics and of interest to ringers at various skill levels. Some are short, instructional videos. Some are longer (30 minutes to 1-1/2 hour) talks/webinars.

Several, aimed at early stage ringers who have Abel on their PCs, have the goal of helping ringers continue to make progress in skills they’d normally be learning in tower through solidifying concepts which they’ll be able to apply once back in the tower. [I’ve not used Mabel, but if it works like Abel, and has the “Moving Ringers” display option, these videos may apply to Mabel as well as Abel.]

Some cover topics that are more about theory, than practice, so may be of interest to ringers at any level. Some even aim to help people who’re just trying out handbell ringing (real or virtual).

If your tower or handbell group is meeting virtually these days, think about running one of the of the talks via shared screen video with discussion to follow (or at paused breaks during the talk). Or have people watch on their own and then have a video gathering to discuss. Or just enjoy them on your own. There’s some interesting material out there!

I’ve compiled a list of recent educational videos I've found so far:

https://washingtonringingsociety.org/downloads/category/19-general?download=140:educational-videos-spring-2020.

New ones continue to come out, so I’ll update the list periodically, but I encourage you to take a look at it NOW and see how you and your fellow ringers might use some of these videos.

Here are the 8 categories of videos (all except nos. 7 and 8 are from April/May 2020):

  1. Abel Tutorials (Andy Cope - All Souls Guild of Church Bell Ringers, Bolton, UK
  2. Art – Abel Tutorials (Roger Booth)
  3. Art – Handbell Tutorials
  4. Art – Webinars
  5. Lewisham District Training Webinars
  6. Cambridge District Bell Ringers Webinars
  7. Egg99Rhubarb Educational Videos [2014 & 2019]
  8. Roger Booth – Basic Change Ringing Course [2010 or earlier]
Posted May 21, 2020

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