[r-t] New Grandsire [was Old methods]

Matthew Frye matthew__100 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 18 13:17:24 UTC 2008

> To give a couple 
> of examples about the power of liberalising decisions, I would say two of 
> the biggest areas where ringing has seen growth and innovation in the past 
> 50 years are in compositions of surprise major (and above) being more 
> musical, and in spliced minor. Now interesting both of these had previously 
> been held up I think by former miserable decisions - I believe you weren't 
> allowed to have singles in surprise methods until (I think) the 1960s, 
> whilst multi-extent blocks of minor (with a couple of exceptions) were not 
> allowed until more recently.  When the decisions were removed, people really 
> started innovating, with great effect.

Both of these examples are relating far more to compositions than to the actual methods, to most ringers there is no real difference between ringing a multi-extent block and ringing multiple individual extents.
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