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  Development: Ringing - Method Progressions

Method & Stage Progressions

Ringing a variety of methods spices up the enjoyment of ringing and at the same time may require further skills. This page matches, as best possible, methods to the skills discussed in the Concepts pages and in Conducting.

As and when we gain knowledge pertaining to this page, updates will be made.


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Ringing Pages

Plain Minor Methods

Treble Bob Minor Methods

Delight / Surprise Minor Methods

Minor Methods

Method progression graphic part 1

Diagram: 1r.09.01 Minor method progression - skills matrix part 1.

Method progression graphic part 2

Diagram: 1r.09.02 Minor method progression - skills matrix part 2.


Major Methods

Major Methods

We do not have sufficient experience, yet, to create this section. Offers of advice would be welcomed.

Kent / Oxford / Cambridge Minor => Yorkshire S Major
Our instinct is to step from Plain Bob to Kent and Oxford T.B., and from there to Yorkshire Surprise via Cambridge S Minor. But we have insufficient experience of Cambridge vs Yorkshire Surprise Major on handbells to choose between them for an entry into more complicated methods.

Kent / Oxford / Norwich Minor => Cornwall S Major
However, Norwich Surprise Minor is a more natural progression from Kent and Oxford Treble Bob Minor, and the step from Minor into Major might be more easily made with Cornwall Surprise as a first Surprise Major Method. As Cornwall is not currently a standard method in East Yorkshire, its adoption would also fulfil the Simon Humphrey criterion of being sufficiently different to ensure people "do their homework".


Up the stages

Ringing handbells on higher numbers of bells

We do not have sufficient experience, yet, to create this section. Offers of advice would be welcomed.

Our instinct is to step from Plain Bob to Little Bob, Bastow LB., Kent and Oxford T.B., and in practising those we should imprint the hunting patterns on the higher numbers, and should develop some awareness of position.