This set of bells can be played either as handbells or deskbells. A special mechanism allows bells to be played by either pushing the button on top of the handle while the bell sits on the table or by picking up the bell and hand ringing. This allows everyone to participate, even those with limited grasping ability. This mechanism also helps reduce the "double ringing" effect when playing melodies. Bells are color coded for easy play with color-coded music. The note is clearly marked on the end of the handle of each bell for those using normal sheet music.