Bell FAQs:

Q: Is a bell a directly struck idiophone percussion instrument?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Were bells made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bells called campanology?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bell determined by the acoustic properties sought?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bells used in religious ceremonies?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bells used as musical instruments?

A: Yes, such as carillons, chimes, agogĂ´, 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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Were bells used on farms for more secular signaling?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bells sounded by an internal clapper?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bells a bronze of about 23% tin?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bell divided into the body or barrel?

A: Yes, and the ear or cannon, and the clapper or tongue.