[r-t] Asymmetric Doubles

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Thu Aug 5 17:25:45 UTC 2010

> Doubles can be a bit of a different case...what do you call the "traditional" 145 call in, for example, plain bob doubles, then?
> As you surmise, semantics don't worry me too much, in any case.

"Well, a bob of course; but it replaces PN 125 and does not change the 
nature of the rows that would otherwise have been produced. PN 145 
replacing 1 does so. The former example affects 3 bells, the latter just 2"

Hmm. First you argued the 145 call should be a single, because it just swaps over two bells (ie a single pair).

Now you say that as it's a call changing the nature of rows means it could be called a single (to which I'd ask, what do you call a 14 call in plain bob major?)

Alex: "it left we wondering what the definitions are for the various types of call? and in fact, if there are set definitions for them"

No, no, and definitions wouldn't be helpful.  It's absolutely the type of thing whereby people are best left off sorting themselves out pragmatically.

I've rung a number of peals with 4 or even 6 types of call.  These are very elegant constructions to efficiently get to mega-tittums (all consecutive bells coursing).  The last thing you want is pointless definitions about what these should be called. "8ths place bob", etc is fine.


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