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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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From: USA
Date: 2013-03-08 01:56:29

Arthur was very knowledgeable and accommodating guide. He knows all the main attraction and was able to find specific ones off the beaten track that I requested. His car in tip-top shape and he drives safely and knows all the short-cuts to drop you off at the most convenient location of an attraction. He even helped with non-tourist errands such as finding a medicine that I needed. Most of all is he punctual and congenial. Highly recommended.