I learnt a long time ago that trying to combine too many activities into one bundle usually doesn’t work. However, something compels me to test this rule periodically, just in case it is no longer true. After the latest test, I can report that it is still true. I hope...
Mad peal day commenced with Simon, our chief and for the most part, only, conductor going off to the Cathedral to ring a tower bell peal. That left Angela, Jonathan, Robin and myself to ring what really ought to have been a straightforward peal of Yorkshire Major. It was straightforward...
The two-week hiatus between attempts at London Major has not been beneficial for our band. We had three goes last night, and not once did we make it as far as we had a fortnight before. Overall, the ringing quality was better, so it meant that instead of limping...
Having learned our lesson about warming up before starting a lengthy piece of handbell ringing, we were rewarded with a successful quarter peal:
1 Albany Quadrant
Wednesday 19 October 2011
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1-2 Tina R Stoecklin
3-4 Simon J Gay (C)
Our regular band was one short last night, so we rang a quarter peal of minor and named a method. It is a six-bell version of something we have been ringing on 8 in the tower, and is a perfectly straightforward method on paper.
However, in handbells, the many places...
Yesterday we had a Thomas-only session where we thoroughly rehearsed Plain Bob Minor lead by lead, one lead at a time. It might be a bit of a cheat, but I rather think the key to learning ringing is to grab hold of any crutch to help you get a...
Here is the Top 20 list on 12 bells, again from 1954 to 2010 with data from www.pealbase.co.uk. The usual comments apply to Spliced and Spliced Plain.
|Cambridge Surprise Maximus
|Kent Treble Bob Maximus
Here is the Top 20 list for 10-bell handbell peals from 1954 to 2010, based on data from www.pealbase.co.uk. The comments about Spliced vs. Spliced Plain, from the 8-bell post, also apply here.
|Plain Bob Royal
|Kent Treble Bob Royal
So, we had a late and a bit of a rushed handbell ringing session with Josy on Wednesday. After the great practice we had last week, we had determined that it was time to put Josy on our usual practice structure of a quarter peal attempt followed by some plain...