[r-t] Muppet Show S Major

Alan Reading ar5597 at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Mar 5 10:32:31 UTC 2009

According to my calculations you get 32 4-bell (7 more than is claimed 
in Muppet Show) runs in that course in Superlative: 2 each 5678 forwards 
backward front and back and all rotations thereof.
Getting runs out of that course in a regular method essentially amounts 
to maximising for example 6478's/3578's or reveres thereof, in the plain 
course. i.e. a coursing pair together on the back, one of that pairs 
other course bells in 5ths when it's course bells in 8ths, and it's 
other course bell with it in 5-6. Starting -36 or 36- throws you into 
this position straight away hence why Superlative does rather well, 
ofcourse being a double method the runs get mapped to front too.
An interesting question is what is the maximum amount of this position 
that can be achieved in a "normal" (ie treble dodges once in each 
position, no more than 2 blows in 1 place, regular, but don't care about 
7-8's in pn or single changes) treble doding major method. A course of 
45362 (course head that is, 65432 in terms of C.O) of such a method will 
probably achieve more 4-bell runs in a course than is possible in a 
single course of any other regular method.

Don Morrison wrote:
> 2009/3/4 Stephen Beckingham <bex280 at hotmail.com>:
>> What struck me most was not just the number but the variety of runs
>> in the same course. There were
>> 5678's/8765's/4567's/7654's/3456's/6543's/2345's/5432's on the front
>> and back, plus a few involving the treble, all in the same course.
> I don't know that the variety of runs is all that remarkable. You
> pretty much get the same variety in, say, the same course of
> Superlative. But the grand total number of runs, especially including
> all those 5 and 6 bell ones, is extraordinary, nearly a third more
> than in that course of Superlative.

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