[r-t] Quarters of cyclic major
dfm at ringing.org
Fri Dec 5 17:51:10 UTC 2014
I wonder of one of these might be of any interest?
The linkage used in all of them is timely, as it has a property
currently under discussion on this list. Though that was not
deliberate: it just fell out naturally in devising a simple link
method that is only four changes long. I suspect most folks ringing it
would think of it as a major method, and not a sudden change into
ringing doubles and whatever comes before singles is called, laminated
together with an interior "cover", for only four blows at a time.
Besides its obvious oddity, it also has a false "plain course".
If one wanted something closer to what the Council allows to be called
a method, in most cases you could replace it with an unnamed
asymmetric little hybrid method, something like 126.96.36.199, but the Council
would still insist on calling it a (non-method) block, as it still
has a false plain course.
Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"I am a bit suspicious of any theory that says that the highest moral
stage is one in which people talk like college professors."
-- James Q Wilson, _The Moral Sense_
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