The Hereford Ringing Course



Advanced Groups

GROUP H SURPRISE MINOR

Surprise Minor: Cambridge and possibly other methods too. For those who can ring Kent or, preferably, Oxford TB to touches.

GROUP I STEPPING UP TO TRIPLES AND MAJOR

This group is aimed at Students who are used to ringing five or six bells and would like the opportunity to extend their abilities to eight bells. A variety of methods may be rung according to need, to provide practice at eight bell ringing – perhaps starting with plain hunting on seven, and working up towards Kent Treble Bob.

GROUP J STEDMAN DOUBLES AND TRIPLES

This group is aimed at ringers who can ring Plain Bob or Grandsire Doubles, who want to progress on to Stedman. As such, no previous experience of Stedman is required (unlike Group J below). This first three practicals will be at six bell towers, the last three at eights, so those who have mastered Doubles can move on to Triples.

GROUP K STEDMAN TRIPLES AND CATERS

Applicants should have experience of ringing Stedman Doubles or Triples. Those with some experience of Stedman Triples will have the opportunity to develop it and progress to Caters. We plan for the first three towers to be eight bell ones, the last three to be ten bells. Students can limit themselves to Triples at the later towers if they wish.

GROUP L SURPRISE MAJOR.

For those really competent at easier eight bell methods. If you've never rung any Surprise Major, we will start with Cambridge and Yorkshire. Once these are mastered, we can move on to others of the standard eight, probably Rutland and Bristol, though circumstances at the time will determine the actual methods chosen.

Sometimes applicants with a broad experience find they are beyond the "upper limit" of what we can offer. If you just need London to complete the standard eight, the Hereford Ringing Course is probably not the place to do it!

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