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Treble Bob Methods


  Treble Bob Minor - Morning Star

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor

About Morning Star Treble Bob Minor

Morning Star is a 5-6 Section Variation of Oxford Treble Bob, but with 2nds Place Lead End.

Site Sections:

Structure

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor is structurally identical with Oxford Treble Bob apart from the 5-6 Section and the Lead End.

Method Structure.

Place Notation:
X 34 X 16 X 12 X 16 X 34 X 56, 12, Bob 14, Single 1234.

Grid:

Morning Star TB change rows with grid

Diagram: 6t.t.28525 Morning Star Treble Bob Minor, plain lead, change-rows and grid.

Plain Course structure
90% of this method is pure Oxford Treble Bob in structure. The remaining 10% has a disproportionate impact on the blue lines.


Learning

Learning Morning Star.

The Structure

Learning Morning Star Treble Bob Minor after Oxford Treble Bob is deceptively easy, just move the 1-2 when Treble is dodging in 5-6 to 3-4, and 2nds over the treble at the lead end.

The Rules

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor - the rules
Ring Oxford Treble Bob unless:
When the Treble dodges in 5-6, 3rds and 4ths places are made, and the bells in 1-2 dodge.
When the Treble leads 2nds place is made, and the bells in 3-4, and in 5-6 dodge.


Double Blue Lines
1-2

Double Blue Lines

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor, 1-2

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor on 1-2

Diagram: 6t.t.25925.01 Morning Star Treble Bob Minor, 1-2.


3-4

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor, 3-4

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor on 3-4

Diagram: 6t.t.25925.02 Morning Star Treble Bob Minor, 3-4.


5-6

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor, 5-6

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor on 5-6

Diagram: 6t.t.25925.03 Morning Star Treble Bob Minor, 5-6.


Artefacts
Place Notation
Grid

Artefacts

Comprising Place Notation elements X, 12, 16, and 34, is equivalent in difficulty to Oxford TB Minor.

Place Notation and Grid

The pictorial grid emphasises the structure of the method better than the Place Notation.

Pictels

As with Oxford Treble Bob Minor, the rules are a good approach to the method, and splitting into individual elements is of no value.


Ringing

Ringing Morning Star Treble Bob Minor.

Track the treble

Awareness of the position of the treble is a key skill for most bellringing methods, and is the major key to ringing Morning Star Treble Bob Minor. Some hints and tips for developing the skill are given in the techniques section.

The close relationship between Oxford Treble Bob and Morning Star Treble Bob makes Morning Star into a valuable method for tracking the treble.

Positional Awareness

Morning Star Treble Bob Minor does not demand any increase in positional awareness.

Place Notation Elements

The method only contains 5 elements (X, 12, 16, 34), all of which will already have been rung.

Place Bells, Pivot Leads, and Staging posts

The pivot bell is 6, hence the lead ends (Lead Heads for the purists) present themselves in Plain Bob order.
For 3-4 pair, the pivot point is when they cross over in 4-5 at the Half Lead.
For 5-6 pair, the pivot point is when they cross over in 2-3 at the Half Lead.

Awareness of other bells

Whilst Morning Star Treble Bob is essentially no harder than Oxford Treble Bob, the loss of the slow bell does demand close awareness of the position of the treble.

Coursing Order in Morning Star Treble Bob.

The application of coursing order is more complex than in Oxford. However, the aspiring conductor will note that the pair reversals of Oxford still apply, that coursing pairs making the 3-4 places when Treble is in 5-6,

Ringing the Method

The great benefit of ringing Morning Star Treble Bob is that both the structure is easy to follow, and without lengthy study, the method demands that the ringers follow the treble.


Calls

Bobs and Singles.

Bobs The plain lead end is 12 and the bob as a 14 feels quite "natural".

Singles Singles are rarely used in Treble Bob Minor.


Touches

Touches of Morning Star Treble Bob Minor.

With Plain Bob Lead Ends, bobs only touches of Plain Bob work fine.