[r-t] Funny calls

Simon Gay Simon.Gay at glasgow.ac.uk
Tue Jul 17 09:57:22 UTC 2018

I usually call wrong home wrong, which is nice and regular from 5-6. Or 
you can arrange something based on before, wrong, middle, and have 5-6 
coursing most of the time.


On 14/07/2018 12:47, Joe Norton wrote:
> "...although it is probably better to avoid doing so unless it brings 
> something additional to the party that is not achievable with the use of 
> standard calls..."
> To put the composition in context, it is an attempt to get a less 
> experienced handbell ringer through their first 8 bell quarter in hand 
> on 7-8. The fact that they're on 7-8 means that I am calling from 5-6 
> which gives me slightly less brain space left for keeping things right 
> (I'm no Bernard Groves when it comes to calling from 5-6! ).
> I dreamed up this, which I thought would be easy enough for the band and 
> for me to from call 5-6:
> https://complib.org/composition/41004
> But in practice the SW SM SW course, which swaps 5-6 back over, seemed 
> to unsettle the band and leave me with multiple pairs going wrong.
> So I wondered about the validity of using a sneaky single in 5-6 at home 
> to swap me back over without involving anyone else. And without 
> upsetting the overall coursing rhythm of 5-6-7-8, which is partly what I 
> think was causing the problem.
> So, thank you for your comments. I think I'll give it a go. Watch this 
> space...
> Joe.
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