Q: Is a bell a directly struck idiophone percussion instrument? ¶
Q: Is a bell a church bell or town bell? ¶
A: Yes, and which is hung within a tower or bell cote.
Q: Is a bell split up into hum , strike tone , tierce , quint , and nominal? ¶
A: Yes, Further notes include the major third and perfect fifth in the second octave.
Q: Was a bell the largest functioning swinging bell until 2006? ¶
Q: Were bells made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom? ¶
Q: Are bells called campanology? ¶
Q: Are bells now tuned after casting with vertical lathes by paring out the inside to flatten or edge to sharpen? ¶
A: Yes, and with sharpening best being avoided.
Q: Is a bell struck? ¶
Q: Is a bell determined by the acoustic properties sought? ¶
Q: Are bells used in religious ceremonies? ¶
Q: Are bells used as musical instruments? ¶
A: Yes, such as carillons, chimes, agogô, or ensembles of bell-players, called bell choirs, using hand-held bells of varying tones.
Q: Are bells generally around 80% copper and 20% tin? ¶
A: Yes, and with the tone varying according to material.
Q: Are bells either fixed in position or mounted on a beam so they can swing to and fro? ¶
Q: Is a bell a 2,080 pounds American bell of great historic significance? ¶
A: Yes, and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Q: Is a bell either a major or minor third? ¶
A: Yes, and equivalent to a distance of four or five notes on a piano.
Q: Are bells called bellfounding? ¶
A: Yes, and in Europe dates to the 4th or 5th century.
Q: Is a bell the largest functioning bell? ¶
Q: Were bells used on farms for more secular signaling? ¶
Q: Are bells cast to accurate patterns? ¶
A: Yes, and variations in casting mean that a final operation of tuning is undertaken as the shape of the bell is critical in producing the desired strike note and associated harmonics.
Q: Is a bell split up into hum? ¶
A: Yes, and second partial, tierce, quint and nominal/naming note.
Q: Are bells usually tuned via tuning forks and electronic stroboscopic tuning devices commonly called strobe tuners? ¶
Q: Are bells sounded by an internal clapper? ¶
Q: Is a bell swung it can either be swung over a small arc by a rope and lever or by using a rope on a wheel to swing the bell higher? ¶
Q: Are bells temple and palace bells? ¶
A: Yes, and small ones being rung by a sharp rap with a stick, and very large ones rung by a blow from the outside by a large swinging beam.
Q: Were bells originally made with the lost wax process but large bells are cast mouth downwards by filling the air space in a two-part mould with molten metal? ¶
Q: Is a bell the Kane bell? ¶
A: Yes, and which is struck on the outside.
Q: Are bells also associated with clocks? ¶
A: Yes, and indicating the hour by ringing.
Q: Is a bell struck by the clapper? ¶
Q: Are bells usually cast from bell metal for its resonant properties, but can also be made from other hard materials? ¶
A: Yes, this depends on the function.
Q: Are bells often bowl shaped but lack the lip and are often not free-swinging? ¶
Q: Are bells found in a near-perfect state of preservation during the excavation of the tomb of Marquis Yi? ¶
A: Yes, and ruler of Zeng, one of the Warring States.
Q: Was a bell used to call the workers from the field at the end of the day's work? ¶
Q: Are bells a bronze of about 23% tin? ¶
Q: Is a bell a word common to the Low German dialects? ¶
A: Yes, and cognate with Middle Low German belle and Dutch bel but not appearing among the other Germanic languages except the Icelandic bjalla which was a loanword from Old English.
Q: Is a bell the largest functioning swinging bell, weighing 79,900 pounds? ¶
A: Yes, It is located in a tourist resort in Gotenba, Japan.
Q: Is a bell mounted as cast, it is called a "maiden bell"? ¶
A: Yes, "Tuned bells" are worked after casting to produce a precise note.
Q: Are bells normally cast from bell metal? ¶
Q: Are bells controlled by ringers in a chamber below? ¶
A: Yes, and who rotate the bell to through a full circle and back, and control the speed of oscillation when the bell is mouth upwards at the balance-point, when little effort is required.
Q: Is a bell the tubular bell? ¶
Q: Are bells possible? ¶
A: Yes, and a "bell pit" was often dug in the grounds of the building where the bell was to be installed.
Q: Is a bell generally considered well-tuned if it corresponds to certain standards regarding its partials and thus proportions? ¶
Q: Is a bell divided into the body or barrel? ¶
A: Yes, and the ear or cannon, and the clapper or tongue.