[Bell Historians] Non-standard tuning
cmpovey at 3...
Sun Feb 22 18:49:27 GMT 2004
> were three 'E's I was surprised not to see mentioned: the non-major eight
> at Ellesmere, the non-major six at Elmley Castle and the five in my old
> village of Everdon which are about a cross between major and minor.
> C D
Yes, Elmley Castle are 'interesting'. My only ring there was a peal a few
years back. I'd heard there was something a bit strange with their sound.
Initially, we met five and pulled up the back five. They sounded OK:
definitely major tuning. The sixth person arrived and the treble went up.
That sounded OK. Then we rang all six....... . Hell! I've got listen to that
for 3 hours...?!
I don't think there are any fancy modal aspects associated with this ring.
Elmley Castle can reasonably be described as a major 6 with a
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