[Bell Historians] Re: Bell pitches

Richard Offen richard at ...
Tue Jun 14 17:00:53 BST 2005

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Andrew Higson" 
<andrew_higson at t...> wrote:
> If he is ringing at Perth still, he will be well acquainted with 
> The pitch shift of the tenor due to the tower movement is enough to 
> transpose the bells from G at handstroke to F## at backstroke.

Certainly am! I've just had my Tuesday evening fix of the ringing 
equivalent of a white knuckle ride!

St George's Cathedral bells are the only ring I know that can 
demonstrate a double Doppler effect: one from the bells turning full 
circle and the other from the tower sway.

It's getting to the stage where you need to take sea sickness tablets 
before ringing there!



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