[r-t] Monday afternoon puzzle

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Wed Jun 29 12:56:41 UTC 2005

"Unsurprisingly there are relatively few rung methods with this property
-- no doubt partly because separating coursing pairs in this manner is
very bad from a musical perspective. However it is probably also partly
because it is quite difficult to move the bells through each to separate
all of the coursing pairs in the available space. The difficulty in
separating the coursing pairs is even more apparent on higher numbers.
There are no rung surprise royal methods that have this property, and it
is quite difficult to produce one"  

I'm getting steadily keener on using the 'trick half lead effect' on ten
bells for musical purposes. There's more to music than <4-runs> you
know, Richard - your 'tastes' require everything to be so obvious and in
your face. Some of us like more subtle effects such as adjacent bells
coming together (not in runs), such as the super music below the treble
in Cambridge royal. And the half-leads possible with the trick effect
are ideal for that - even better than Cambridge - you've got the rows
0328954671, 6754893201, 2093487561 and 5687340921 at the half-lead-heads
in the plain course.

"After a bit more thought, I came up with the following creation, which
at least has an interesting line and grid.

But as you say, that's a bit gash, boy. Some far more elegant
possibilities exist, such as the neat:

&-5-4-5-3-2-8-56.2.3-2-9,2 1089674523 1 AB2D2a1c
&-5-4-5-3-2-8-56.2.3-2-1,2 1352749608 1 AB2D2a1c

or (similar but less elegant):
&-5-4-5-3-2-8-56-3.78-78.9,2 1089674523 1 AB2D2c
&-5-4-5-3-2-8-56-3.78-78.1,2 1352749608 1 AB2D2c

Loads more possibilities on a similar plan must be around.  I'll have a
proper look sometime. Is it possible to get the trick effect on ten
bells with a right-place method, I wonder? 

Come on monkeys, take courage from Tibbetts' heart-felt appreciation and
get creative.


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