[r-t] A new Spliced Surprise Major canon
mark at snowtiger.net
Fri Mar 15 22:46:09 UTC 2013
> In the same vein, having Deva, Bristol *and* Superlative is a bit of
> a cop-out given that Deva is just bits of the other two bolted
I guess, as in my email to Rob, I actually see this as a good thing.
People do learn a bit about method construction from ringing the
standard 8, crap though most of them are; hopefully you can learn even
more whilst ringing the Davies 10, and have the benefit of getting
decent music whilst doing so!
So in defence of my method choice, I would argue that the compositions
*are* still interesting for black-zone ringers, but that they aren't
meant to be black-zone compositions: I'd like every Surprise ringer to
at least aspire to ringing them. And if that means more people start to
understand why jx is cool, and how you can build a Deva out of a Bristol
and a Superlative - yeah, I'll be happy!
> I would personally like more distinct methods and better method
> balance (they've all skewed in one way or another, although
> some are worse than others) at the expense of music if necessary;
I am certainly very happy to take suggestions of methods and try to make
a more challenging and varied composition out of them. Is there anything
in particular you'd like to see, Andrew?
On the subject of method balance, I tried a bit harder with the 3-part
peals to achieve good balance, although of course it is actually harder
with a true multipart. With the one-part peals, I felt that if I had
ATW, then perfect method balance ought to take back seat to music.
Actually, I'm surprised you value balance over music - can you explain why?
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