26th February 2016

Ringing Practice Toolkit – All Change

Methods useful for the early development of change ringing

The following sheets present some simple methods (some of which are not “proper” methods) that can be used to practise specific skills or that can be used in certain circumstances. These are explained on each sheet. These methods can often prove quite good fun for the more experienced members of the band, as well as benefiting the learners, as they are usually easy for experienced ringers to learn but a bit different.

  1. Minimus methods plus NEW – Bastow Minimus
    1. Plain Bob
    2. Reverse Bob
    3. Double Bob
    4. Canterbury
    5. Reverse Canterbury
    6. Double Canterbury
    7. Single Court
    8. Reverse Court
    9. Double Court
    10. St Nicholas
    11. Reverse St Nicholas
    12. Bastow Nicholas
  2. Doubles methods and variations
    1. Original Doubles (good for developing ropesight, reinforcing the necessity for a ringer to count his/her place)
    2. Penultimus Doubles (provides a simple (and fun) variation on plain hunt which is a useful aid to ropesight
    3. Churchyard Bob (plain hunt with a Grandsire start)
    4. Slapton Slow Course Doubles (useful for developing early ropesight)
    5. Cornwall Slow Course Doubles (can be rung with few experienced ringers)
    6. Reverse St Bartholomew’s (starts to develop skills for ringing Doubles variations)
    7. Stedman Quick Sixes or Cloister Doubles (useful for ringers learning to plain hunt/develop early ropesight)
    8. Bastow Little Court Doubles (provides practice for the treble ringer to gain ropesight and practise the changes of speed between leading and making seconds)
    9. Barrow on Humber Bob Doubles (teaches versatility and quick thinking)
  3. Minor
    1. Treble bob hunt (exercise to develop the skill of treble bob hunting)
    2. Forward Minor (provides a stepping stone towards Kent Treble Bob Minor)
    3. Kent Little Court Minor (as above but does not require a treble ringer who can treble bob hunt)
    4. Bastow Little Court Minor (provides practice for the treble ringer to gain ropesight and practise the changes of speed between leading and making seconds)
    5. Cottesmore Slow Course Minor (useful if the band meets short of experienced ringers)
    6. Adrian Parry Slow Course Minor (another method useful if the band meets short of experienced ringers)
    7. Original Minor (good for developing ropesight/reinforces the neccesity for a ringer to count his/her place)
    8. Down Places Little Hybrid Minor (gives practice in ringing Cambridge places down)

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