If you want to make the most of the program, having a set of bells for each student is a good idea.
However, it is possible to mix and match the bells with some more affordable (free) alternatives. For more on that, click here.
Assuming you have a set of bells for every child, for each child is a massive advantage. They can fully participate in every song and they’ll (hopefully) take more ownership over “my bells.” It also helps minimize competition for the bells amongst siblings.
That said, you certainly can split the bells up among two players to create a more duet type scenario. Many of the more difficult lessons suggest this anyway (i.e. each person takes 4 bells).
The problem is really in the earlier lessons where we focus on one, two or three notes, which happens in the majority of Chapters 1-5. In these lessons, many families who only have one set, end up having two kids participate but with different (aka the wrong) notes. This greatly diminishes the effectiveness of the ear training and the guided musical play that’s supposed to be taking place.
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