[r-t] Ringing one method to the tune of something else...

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Thu Jan 29 23:00:33 UTC 2009

Philip wrote,

> Firstly, are there any existing examples of change ringing with an
> irregular rhythm?

I sometimes sit down with Rosie at her xylophone and attempt to bash out
some plain hunt on eight, or some set changes like Queens. (I'm not a very
good xylophonist, to say the least). I've noticed an interesting effect,
which I suppose is well-known, that the same notes played to a different
rhythm become a completely different tune. Play queens as

 DAH .... .... dah-dah-dah ... ... DAH! ... ... dah...dah-DAH

...and it's something quite new, to my ear anyway.

Not sure it will catch on with towerbells. Handbells or synthesized... 


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