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Plain Bob Minor

Plain Bob Minor

Plain Bob Minor is written up in full as a Method on this website, key concepts being linked from this page.

Time spent thoroughly learning Plain Bob Minor is an investment that will pay major dividends. Once a ringer has rung an inside pair to a quarter peal, that ringer has gained their basic competence as a handbell change ringer. That ringer should go on and ring several more quarter peals or peals in the method as well as starting to learn more difficult methods.

Only about 10% of towerbell ringers learn to ring Plain Bob Minor on handbells, but each of those is a better towerbell ringer owing to the detailed learning that has been invested in their handbell ringing.