[r-t] [r-c] Definition of a peal (was Not A Block)

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Mon Jun 9 19:47:45 UTC 2014

I'm a changes person myself. We do ring changes, not just rows. That's 
why the ropes must be pulled harder at certain points!

Also I think there is something fundamental about the term 
"change-ringing". The fundamental thing isn't the rows themselves, it is 
how they are produced. This is what makes change-ringing different from 
call changes, set changes, jump-changes, and all the other different 
ways of making a noise in the tower. For this reason, I don't think the 
"null change" is change-ringing, and hence neither is Don's 240.

Changes also link up into round blocks very nicely. The trouble with 
making your round blocks out of rows is that you have to remember that 
the rounds at the beginning and end are the same row, otherwise you fall 
into the tedious trap of wondering which one is part of the touch and 
which isn't. Much more elegant to count changes.


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