Double Norwich Court Bob Major

 
DOUBLE NORWICH COURT BOB MAJOR
Teaching & Learning Aids

David G. Salter

What is in a name ?
Double Norwich Court Bob Major is often known as "The Queen of the plain major methods". The first peal in the method was 9th March 1741 in Norwich at St Michael and All Angels Coslany.

MAJOR It is rung on eight bells
BOB It includes dodges and the Treble Plain Hunts
COURT Court Places are made
NORWICH The base method is Single Norwich
DOUBLE It is a Double method

Place Notation
Constructing the method

12345678
21436587 x All pairs cross
24135678 14 The bells in 14 lie still
42316587 x All pairs cross
24361578 36 The bells in 36 lie still
42635187 x All pairs cross
24365817 58 The bells in 58 lie still
42638571 x All pairs cross
46283751 18 The bells in 18 lie still

Types of work

Hunt Plain Hunt
Dodge Single Dodge
Double Dodge Double Dodge
Lead and Lay Lead Lay Lead
Court Places Court Places
Court Places
with a Dodge
Court Places with a Dodge
The Line

Double Norwich Court Bob Major

Learning the Line

2nd Lead, Double Dodge, Treble Bob become 7th place bell
7th Double Dodge, Lay, 56 places, dodge become 4th place bell
4th Double Dodge 12, lead, Double Dodge 12 become 5th place bell
5th Dodge 56 places, Lay, Double Dodge become 6th place bell
6th Treble Bob in, Double Dodge, Lead become 3rd place bell
3rd 34 Places, Dodge, Double Dodge 78 Lay become 8th place bell
8th Double Dodge 78, 34 Dodge, 34 Places become 2nd place bell

Using the Treble

  • If the Treble turns you from the front or the back make in 56 if from the back or in 34 if the front.
  • The Treble always runs through your places.
  • Pass the Treble in 3rds going in long front work and pass the Treble in 3rd leaving the front.
  • Pass the Treble in 7ths going up, long work at the back and pass the Treble in 7ths on the way down.
  • Pass the Treble in 5ths going out, Treble Bob work.
  • Pass the Treble in 5ths going in, Treble Bob work.

General Rules

  • Always dodge up on the front with your Course bell and dodge down with your after bell.
  • Always dodge up at the back with your course bell and down with your after bell.
  • Never dodge in 34 or 56 with your course or after bell.
  • The bell that leaves the dodging first goes the furthest.
  • The bells you dodge with in 34 and 56 are two away from you in the coursing order. ie.
Coursing order bells
Coursing order bells
Coursing order bells

Calls
Bobs are usually made in 6ths place.

DNCB Bobs
Singles are usually made in 6ths, 7ths and 8ths places.
DNCB Singles

If you were 2nds place bell the lead prior to a Bob, you will make the Bob and retrace your steps becoming 3rds place bell at the next lead end. The same is true for a Single.

If you were 5ths place bell the lead prior to a Bob, you will do an extra dodge down and become 8ths place bell, becoming 2nds place bell at the next lead. If a Single is called, you will Double Dodge, make 7ths and become 7ths place bell, becoming 4ths place bell at the next lead end.

If you were 3rds place bell the lead prior to a Bob, you Double Dodge up, do an extra dodge, and become 7ths place bell, becoming 4ths place bell at the next lead. If Single is called, you Double Dodge up make 8ths and uneffected.

Callings
Most compositions are given by the lead order. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 but could also be In, 5ths, Out, Home. (This usually applies with 4ths place calls).

Transposititons: Bobs
Bob at 1 effects 532 becoming 253
Bob at 2 effects 468 becoming 846
Bob at 3 effects 753 becoming 375
Bob at 4 effects 246 becoming 624
Bob at 5 effects 875 becoming 32465 and shortens the course
Bob at 6 effects 324 becoming 432
Bob at 7 effects 687 becoming 768

Singles
Single at 1 effects 532 becoming 235
Single at 2 effects 468 becoming 864
Single at 3 effects 753 becoming 357
Single at 4 effects 246 becoming 642
Single at 5 effects 875 becoming 587
Single at 6 effects 324 becoming 423
Single at 7 effects 687 becoming 786


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Janet Garnett,
May 1, 2013, 1:11 AM
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Janet Garnett,
May 1, 2013, 1:11 AM