Bell Choir Ensemble

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Bell Choir Ensemble

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Map of Bell Choir Ensemble

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Loading screen

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Bell Choir Ensemble

  • Speak to a Snowman to choose a Stage and Part.
  • Position your camera to look directly down on the stage.
  • Use the skills assigned to the 1-4 and 6-9 keys to play notes.
  • Earn points by playing notes that reach the stage's blue circle and stop moving.
  • You'll know you missed a note if you take damage.
  • Miss too many notes and you'll need to wait until the next song to play.
  • Survive all six songs and get the highest score you can!

— Instructions

Bell Choir Ensemble is a non-combat, music-based activity only available during Wintersday to play Guild Wars-themed songs with Choir Bells.

Mechanics[edit]

  • There are four stages, each with a lower, middle, and upper sections. Players can talk to the Snowman to travel to other stages and pick which section to play, if available.
  • During each song, colored spheres travel across the stage toward you. When the sphere reaches in inner blue ring, activate the correct skill to earn points.
    • Each skill is color-coded to match the sphere and section of the stage it travels down.
    • Missing a note or playing a note at the incorrect time will cause the player to take damage.
    • Play a note at the correct time and your health is restored.
  • Hit every note in a song to gain 100 points at the end. Every note you miss will subtract points based on how many total notes are in the song.
    • It is still possible to get a perfect score even if you play a note at the wrong time or play a wrong note, so long as you hit all of the correct notes as well
    • If you lose all your health, you miss out on points for that song and must wait until the next song to play again.

Songs[edit]

Skills[edit]

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Do.png Do Plays the note Do.
2 Re.png Re Plays the note Re.
3 Me.png Me Plays the note Me.
4 Fa.png Fa Plays the note Fa.
5 Skill.png Locked You cannot use skills while transformed.
6 Sol.png Sol Plays the note Sol.
7 La (Bell Choir).png La Plays the note La.
8 Te.png Te Plays the note Te.
9 Do (higher).png Do Plays the note Do.
0 Lightning Flash.png Exit Stage Leave the bell choir stage, and forfeit this song. No points will be gained.

Number of Notes per Song[edit]

Song # of Notes in
Lower Part Middle Part Upper Part
Prelude to Wintersday - Easy 17 20 21
Beyond Hills of Snow - Easy 24 28 24
Guild Wars - Medium 17 18 27
Flight of the Infinirarium - Medium 26 32 26
The Great Toymaker - Hard 43 47 50
Fear Not This Night - Hard 24 40 48
total 151 185 196

Reward[edit]

Wintersday 2019 — Present
Wintersday 2015 — 2018
  • 2540 Experience
  • Karma.png Karma
    • 5000 Karma for the first 3 songs completed per day
    • 1000 Karma for each additional song
  • Wintersday Gift.png Wintersday Gift
    • Easy songs (1)
    • Medium songs (3)
    • Hard songs (5)
Original rewards
  • Karma.png Karma (1,000 per song; up to 10,000 daily bonus from 3 songs)
  • Wintersday Gift.png Wintersday Gift
    • Easy songs (1)
    • Medium songs (3)
    • Hard songs (5)

Achievements[edit]

Current achievements

The following achievements are available:

Achievements
This achievement rewards items. Ringing the Right Notes The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx 10Achievement points
Play the correct notes in Bell Choir Ensemble.Part of the symphony.
Reward: 10  Personalized Wintersday Gift.png Personalized Wintersday Gift
10 Correct Notes Played 1Achievement points
100 Correct Notes Played 2Achievement points
250 Correct Notes Played 2Achievement points
500 Correct Notes Played 5Achievement points
This achievement rewards items. Sounds of the Season Winter's Presence 3Achievement points
Complete songs in the Bell Choir 3 times during Wintersday.Getting the right notes is harder than expected.
Reward:Winter Music Score.png Winter Music Score
Completed 1 Bell Choir Song 1Achievement points
Completed 2 Bell Choir Songs 1Achievement points
Completed 3 Bell Choir Songs 1Achievement points
This achievement rewards items. That Wintersday Ring Wintersday Daily 0Achievement points
Take part in the Wintersday Bell Choir.Music for the season.
Reward:Personalized Wintersday Gift.png Personalized Wintersday Gift
Join in the Wintersday Bell Choir 0Achievement points
This achievement rewards items. Daily Bonus Rewards: Bell Choir Wintersday Daily 0Achievement points
Take part in the Wintersday Bell Choir.
Rewards:
  • Tier
1: Mote of Candied Karma.png Mote of Candied Karma
  • Tier
2: Mote of Candied Karma.png Mote of Candied Karma
  • Tier
3: Mote of Candied Karma.png Mote of Candied Karma
1 Join in the Wintersday Bell Choir 0Achievement points
2 Join in the Wintersday Bell Choir 0Achievement points
3 Join in the Wintersday Bell Choir 0Achievement points
This achievement rewards items. Holiday Musical (Annual) Wintersday Traditions 0Achievement points
Play the correct notes in Bell Choir Ensemble. Achievement can be completed once per year.
Reward: 10  Personalized Wintersday Gift.png Personalized Wintersday Gift
1000 Correct Notes Played 0Achievement points
This achievement is repeatable infinitely and does not contribute to a meta achievement.This achievement rewards items. The Bells of Wintersday Wintersday Traditions 5Achievement points
Complete songs in Bell Choir Ensemble.
Reward: 3  Personalized Wintersday Gift.png Personalized Wintersday Gift
20 Bell Choir Songs Completed 5Achievement points
Historical achievements

The following achievements were obtainable during Wintersday 2015:

The following achievements were obtainable during Wintersday 2014:

The following achievements were obtainable during Wintersday 2013:

The following achievements were obtainable during Wintersday: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx (2012):

Tips and Tricks[edit]

  • If you are waiting for a song to start and you are not at full health, you can spam notes to quickly heal yourself before the next song begins. This must be done only when you are waiting for the next round to begin (waiting for other players). If you do this while the song is still playing then you will lose health instead of healing.
  • It helps to position your camera so that it faces directly down onto the stage, zoomed as far out as possible. This makes it easier to see the notes before you play them.
  • If you're having a hard time with the difficult songs, stick around until the playlist repeats. You'll still be rewarded for completing the easier songs.
  • Try playing the number keys like a real keyboard, with one finger on each key. This helps with large leaps between notes.
  • Try placing the mouse cursor between notes 4 and 5 on the stage. This will act as a visual separation between your left and right hand.
  • To minimize the number of songs needed to play while working on Holiday Musical (Annual) or Ringing the Right Notes, take the following roles per song: Middle, Middle, Upper, Middle, Upper, Upper.

Notes[edit]

  • The pitches available to each player form a scale in Dorian mode (minor with a raised 6th scale degree) beginning on D. Pressing 1 will play a D, 2 will play an E, 3 is F, 4 is G, 6 is A, 7 is B, 8 is C, and 9 is a D an octave above the first one. The upper, middle, and lower parts each contain the same notes, only an octave apart.
  • During Wintersday: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx Personalized Wintersday Gifts were rewarded instead.
  • Originally, entering this activity would strip characters of all nutrition bonuses, including ones created by Wintersday items. This action was removed for Wintersday 2015.
  • When there is only one player participating, the game will play the music for the other two parts.

Trivia[edit]

  • This activity draws inspiration from the rhythm gaming genre, specifically from the Guitar Hero franchise — the colors of the lower 5 notes (Do, Re Mi, Fa, Sol) match the 5 note keys in that game (green, red, yellow, blue, orange).
  • The Free Play section, which was part of Bell Choir since 2012 was removed in 2018 to prevent players from loading into instances that no longer had playable songs.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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