[r-t] Re: Exercise Mathods

Ben Willetts ben at benjw.org.uk
Mon Jan 31 12:32:08 UTC 2005

> From memory, an Exercise method was a Treble Dodging
> method with exactly one cross-section without internal
> places.  In the same [vein], did Imperial, College and
> Court ever have formal definitions?

According to Steve Coleman in his "Method Ringer's Companion", they are as

"Delight used to mean a method with an internal place at all but one
cross-sections.  All but two was Exercise, all but three was Pas-alla-tria,
and all but four was Pas-alla-tessera."

Court is "an obsolete classification for a plain method in which court
places are made. Court places used to mean a number of things, but for most
people nowadays they are a simple set of places made round the treble,
normally without any dodges either side."

Imperial is "another obsolete classification for a method in which imperial
places are made" (eg Kent or Reverse Canterbury).

College is "a method in which a pair of bells stay dodging together in 1-2
after the treble has left them - such as St Clement's".


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