Method Strategies

Method strategies describe tips or hints or full explanations about how to ring or learn specific methods.

Ringing Remus

Submitted by Simon on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 09:20

Remus Surprise Royal

I noticed Remus Surprise Royal a few years ago, as a method with the backwork of Phobos Surprise Maximus but an easier right-place frontwork. At that time it had not been named, although the 2nds place lead end variation had (End of Exams Surprise Royal), and I had dreams of...

Sgurr a'Chaorachain

Submitted by Simon on Sat, 13/02/2021 - 20:38

Sgurr aChaorachain

Sgurr a'Chaorachain Surprise Royal is basically a ten-bell version of Zanussi Surprise Maximus. It has gained some popularity in recent years and we have had some success ringing in in the tower at Scottish Association practices. It has just appeared on the menu for the Five o'Clock Handbell Club, at...

Woodbine Delight Minor

Submitted by Simon on Sat, 19/12/2020 - 09:13

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...

Method extension

Submitted by Simon on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 21:01

This isn't particularly a handbell-related topic, although it is prompted by ringing (on handbells) the major, royal and maximus versions of the methods that I discussed in the previous article: Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and especially Bristol. One of the things I find difficult about Bristol Royal and Maximus is the wrong...