The Hereford Ringing Course



Advanced Groups

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 I+2 STEPPING UP: TRIPLES TO ROYAL

Much the same as Group I above, but with the opportunity to extend to Caters and Royal. For those who already have some experience on seven or eight, but who want to develop this further and move on to higher numbers. The first three towers will be eights, the last three will be tens. Likely methods include Grandsire and Little Bob, maybe Bastow.

GROUP J 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 K 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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