I had SO many requests for more handbell music following the post "Merry Christmas on the Handbells", that I thought I'd post another today. As I mentioned in that post, I've used my Kidsplay 8 Note Hand Bell Set many, many times during sessions and continues to be one of my favorite instruments in terms of the variety of objectives that can be worked on using them, such as increasing interaction, increasing attending skills, stimulation of motor skills and decreasing auditory sensitivities.
Amber, a young lady with autism that I had the pleasure of working with LOVED the song Shoo Fly. She would request it EVERY time she came to a session and I began to arrange it on instruments so that she could sing AND play. It took a while for her to coordinate the singing and playing on the handbells, but she was eventually able to do both as I accompanied on the guitar! Fun!
The chords on the music sheet can be used to accompany on piano, guitar, autoharp or Q-chord.