Group name - Hull Handbell Change Ringers





Coursing Order



  Leadership - Conducting

Making things happen

Leadership is about action, action towards the achievement of goals. Conducting embraces all of the skills of a method ringer, plus some of those needed to achieve personal and collective goals, and high quality ringing.

Like all bellringing, conducing is not just one specific skill, it is an amalgamation of a set of skills. We have teased those skills into the obvious sets:

There is no "silver bullet solution" to method learning, just lots of memory work, practice time, review.

Teaching is about ensuring the learning snags are overcome.

Coursing Order is a feature of bellringing methods that has great power for both ringer and conductor.

When as a learner you encounter someone who can ring a pair of bells at handbells speeds, know when to say bob and single, and be able to tell other people what their bells should be doing, it is tempting to think you will never be able to do that. The truth is that most conductors have pieced together bits of skill and bits of knowledge and practiced using those bits, and then added some more and done the whole learning, practice, testing work again. And again. And again

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A set of 12 handbells

A set of 12 handbells
Method Ringing

A set of 12 handbells

A set of 12 handbells

A set of 12 handbells

A set of 12 handbells
Hull Project

A set of 12 handbells

The Conductor's responsibilities:

Things you have to do, in priority order:

  • Ring your own pair of bells to the method without making trips
  • Choose the composition and make the calls correctly
  • Check that the bells are correct
  • Help other's ovecome trips
  • Look after the band and do the paperwork

Happily, many of the skills that a conductor needs can be acquired by diligent solo learning; only when the skills need to be exercised do we need the team.