[Bell Historians] Minor rings

DJ Bryant djb122 at y...
Wed Sep 11 14:18:36 BST 2002

> Yes there are, but no Minor 12s.


> But this is a good point too. Since new minor rings haven't been ordered for
> some centuries (I suppose) the old collections are just approximations to
> the early modes. Those not strictly "minor" could have their key notes
> described in other ways too I guess.

Lydian, Phrygian, Dorian or even Locrian (nasty - I only know of one).
Mixolydian is of course the same as major on six or fewer bells. Some
rings (e.g. Cothelstone) are so out of tune that they can't really be said
to conform to any musical mode.


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