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Holiday Bells brings jingle to your iPhone or iPod Touch

As we continue our look at holiday apps of the season, today we remember that December is the one month a year when people remember/hear that oft-forgotten musical instrument: the handbell.

At first glance, Holiday Bells appears to do nothing more than present handbells (or sleigh bells) on screen. Tap the handbell, or shake the sleigh bells, and lovely jingles emanate from your iDevice. This app isn't all novelty though, as you can also choose a song, then follow the snowflake to tap your way to handbell proficiency. If you love bells, then it's 99 cents worth spending.

Here's a look:


Holiday Bells in the App Store.


Reader Comments (1)

I bought this app and really enjoyed it. So much so I was inspired to make a companion app of my own.

My young son could not really “play” the songs and said to me “It would be easier if you just shook the phone and the song came out!”

I’ve have a family of four and our twist is that we wanted to all play together. We really wanted to play “In Dulci Jublio” and none of us have much talent (though we do have rhythm!)

Ring in the holidays with an app that puts a real handbell choir in the palm of your hand. We give you the notes, you bring the rhythm. Pick a song, choose your part and tap (or swing) to ring in the holiday season in style.

Have more fun with your friends! Complete arrangements of eight classic carols in full four part harmony are included for standard SATB (sporano, alto, tenor and bass) performances.

Swing mode has been specially developed to simulate the wrist movement of real handbell ringing and with a little practice you’ll look and sound like a Lord of the Ring.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Hullinger

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