[r-t] RE: Plain methods (was Method Review)

King, Peter R peter.king at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Feb 21 13:54:02 UTC 2005

> There are only 6 regular double plain major methods for the sensible
> definition of double.  These are Double Bob, Double Oxford, Double
> Norwich, Double Mancroft, Double Coslany and Double Sandringham.
> Ignoring halflead/leadend variants, there are only four 'distinct'
> methods, which are interestingly (& perhaps unsurprisingly) the four
> methods that you've chosen.

I don't think it's a surprise at all

> "Beyond these 4 I think the rest is fairly subjective & I 
> don't have any
> strong views"
> I think there's elegance (& bags of music) to Chesterfield 
> (-1-6-5-7,2),

Strangely, I very nearly mentioned Chesterfield

> "Phil's list is interesting from a structural & compositional point of
> view (I had a quick look over the weekend but had very little 
> time) but
> they don't offer the variety of interest that one might want"
> I don't know - if you just stick to the four more standard symmetry
> types, having Double Coslany, Anglia, Double Cambridge and 
> Chesterfield
> as your base methods should provide variety, potential and interest.
Fair enough

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