Travel to Russia with Your Personal Guide & Driver in
Moscow Arthur Lookyanov
Travel to Russia with Your Private Guide and Professional Driver

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

Back to the Tour: Museum of Bells in Izmailovo

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

Random customer's Responses & Recommendations.
You are welcome to visit web site of Moscow Guide Arthur Lookyanov.
J Squires J Squires
From: USA
Date: 2014-06-17 10:07:08

I highly recommend Arthur Lookyanov as a professional and reliable personal driver-guide in and around Moscow. I spent two full days with Arthur, the first in touring two towns in Russia's famous Golden Ring and the second in touring within Moscow proper. Also, he provided round trip car service between my hotel and business meetings on two other days. In all this, I found Arthur to be very friendly, knowledgeable, energetic, and totally committed to client satisfaction. He planned my itineraries very thoroughly, but was also flexible and inventive in changing "on the fly" to meet my interests. A big bonus is that Arthur is also a professional photographer and I now have literally 100s of great photos of my experiences, at no extra cost. Finally, his Honda CR-V is relatively new, well maintained, and quite comfortable. All in all, my time with Arthur was very enjoyable and educational, and I will certainly hope to engage him again should I return to Moscow. Many thanks, Arthur, and kind regards!