The Albany Quadrant weekly band and our experience at learning together is what inspired the beginnings of this blog. Starting with a very wide range of experience (from none to quite a lot), we have all expanded what we can ring in different ways. Besides learning as individuals, there is a separate 'band' entity, which has a dynamic of its own, different from when we each ring with other bands. Our weekly band consists (most of the time) of Simon, Tina, Angela and Jonathan, with occasional visits from Marcus and Nick.
Having dedicated September to mastering Bristol Surprise Major, our regular band is now focussed on getting to grips with London. We have limped to the end of a plain course a few times, but last night we attempted our first quarter.
Unsurprisingly, it didn’t go. It didn’t go about six...Read more
Last night was altogether more successful. First, our son rang his first plain course of Plain Bob from the trebles. Then we knocked off another quarter of Bristol, and then a plain course of London.
Not exactly ‘knocked off’: it was the hardest composition we had rung thus far, no...Read more