Positioning
The transition from ringing Plain Bob Minor to ringing Treble Bob and Surprise methods is quite a jump to achieve all in one step.
These plain methods create interest for their own sake and also enable early practise at ringing some of the structures encountered in Treble Bob, Delight and Surprise methods.
"Variety is the spice of life".
These methods are enjoyable to ring in their own right, and present their own challenges mainly because of the fluid nature of the path of the treble.
Several methods are described:
These methods gradually increase in structural complexity and so now it is worth understanding bellringing shorthand for methods.
Some examples:
Bellringing, like many mathematical arts, is built on constraints.
In ringing, these constraints are the bells that remain in their place ("make" the place) from one row to the next.
If then we write down the positions of placemakingbells, we get a shorthand way of defining the method, known as
"Place Notation".
The relevant place notation is shown against the method names above, and further information can be found in the
glossary.
