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Take a peal off the hand

Take a peal off the hand

This picture shows how a professional bell ringer with 17 years of experience, Konstantin Mishurovsky, helps Jed Lezak from the USA to ring bells for the first time in Jed's life!

As part of the tour to the Museum of Orthodox Bells, you will learn about the different types of Orthodox bell ringing techniques and listen to several melodies originating from different parts of Russia. You will also have the chance to put your newly acquired knowledge to use in a practical way - by actually ringing some bells.

No doubt that learning how to ring bells using any simulators cannot substitute for "live communication" with real bells. To put theory into practice, the final step in a "Bell-Ringing" education must be finished on an active bell-tower. As a result of research into bell ringing heritage from years passed, the most effective way to teach beginners is on a set of small (trill) bells. The pupil takes, in his right hand, the ropes from the trill bells and completely relaxes his hand; then the tutor puts his hand on the hand of the pupil and starts to move it making trill figures. This method of learning bell ringing is called "Take a peal off the hand".

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide and Personal Driver in Moscow Russia
Last Edited: August 20th, 2007

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Photo taken on 2007-08-12 at 11:29:11

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Date: 2004-09-06 13:28:56

Arthur was absolutely fabulous! I found Arthur on-line prior to a trip to Moscow and contacted him via email. He was extremely prompt in responding and was wonderful at finalizing all of our details. Arthur met us upon arrival into Moscow and provided a short tour of the city before taking us to our hotel and also took us back to the airport the following day. When we returned to Moscow on our riverboat cruise, we were delighted to see Arthur at the boat dock. He came to reconfirm our airport pick up and also see if there was anything else we needed while in the city. Arthur's polite and professional attitue was truly appreciated. He is a wonderful asset to the city of Moscow!