Minor (6 bells)

Practising Kent places

We had a session with Jessica and Colin this afternoon. We have previously worked on some exercises leading towards Kent, especially treble bob hunting and Bastow, so today we decided to intensively practise Kent places. This is in preparation for out handbell day on Saturday, when I have scheduled both...

An embarrassing discovery

I have mentioned before that we have been ringing handbells on Sunday afternoons with three of the Glasgow ringers: Jessica, Colin and Zoé. Yesterday only Colin and Zoé could come, and Tina was busy with Dorothy, so we had a six-bell session. We started with a 360 of Bob Minor, which...

Another first quarter

This afternoon we rang Jessica's first handbell quarter: Plain Bob Minor with her on the trebles. We had an attempt a few weeks ago, which was going well but we had to stop when we realised we had miscalculated the time available before needing to drop our son Thomas off...

Methods as compositions, part 1: Single Court and Double Court

Single Court Bob Minor

I have been thinking about how to understand the internal structure of methods by viewing  them as compositions. This isn't particularly related to handbells, except that some of the methods I'm going to look at are methods with simple structures that make them easy for handbell ringing.

To see what...

Woodbine Delight Minor

During the last few weeks, Tina and I have extended our handbell ringing circle to include Caroline, who was put in contact with us by Lesley Belcher (chair of ART). Caroline was confident ringing Plain Bob, so the idea was to progress towards Kent and Oxford and beyond. We worked...