Kent Treble Bob Minor

KENT TREBLE BOB MINOR - Teaching & Learning Aids
Richard J Pargeter
Kent Treble Bob Minor

    Place Bells
  • It may be that you find this is a useful way to break the method down for learning.
  • Even if you learn the method some other way in the first place, conductors / helpers may expect you to know what the line is for each place bell, although this will become more important with more complicated (eg surprise) methods.
  • It helps to know where to start.

    Learning the 'Blue Line'
  • Some people have a good pictorial memory, and find it easiest to remember the shape of the line.
  • Most learn it as a line going down the page, but some find it easier to have first place at the bottom of the page, and the line progressing from left to right.
  • Other people find it easier to learn words, eg: "dodge, lead, seconds, lead seconds..."
  • Most of us use a mixture of methods.
  • It is not essential to know the structure of the method (place notation), but it can help if it 'makes sense of' the blue line.

    Logical chunks
  • Chunks of work (places, front work) don't always fit with place bells, but are more logical pieces to break the method down into. Learn them, and you have 70% of the method.

    Rules for finding your way
  • Know where to meet the treble (see the diagrams).
  • ALWAYS 'treble bob' (dodge, lie, dodge) in 56.
  • NO dodges in 12 except with the treble, at each end of the front work.
  • ALWAYS spend 4 blows in 34 (dodging or places):
    • Places if the treble is in front, dodge if treble is in 34 or 56.
    • Places up first two times after front work.
    • Dodge up and down in 34 until 34 down with treble.
    • Next two times in 34 down will be places, followed by 12 down with treble, and front work.
  • All 34 places are "wrong" (backstroke followed by handstroke)
  • All other places are "right, and dodges are at backstroke.

    Place notation
  • X ('cross') means that all pairs are swapping in that row
  • 12 ('one two') means that bells in positions 1 & 2 don't move, and the other pairs swap in that row.
  • Plain Hunt minor is X 16 X 16 X 16 X 16 X 16 X 16
  • Plain Bob minor is X 16 X 16 X 16 X 16 X 16 X 12

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Janet Garnett,
May 1, 2013, 12:25 AM
Janet Garnett,
May 1, 2013, 12:25 AM