Bradfield Ringing Course

2021 Virtual Course

Please note that some information on this page may not be relevant to this year's virtual course. If in doubt, please contact the course organisers for further information.

Groups

Although there is a wide range of choices we cannot guarantee that every group will be run each year.


Plain Bob Doubles

Requirements

For this Group, you need experience of plain hunting on several different bells for example from the treble, second and third; and ringing the treble to other Doubles methods. Also being competent at leading is essential.

Aims

To start ringing plain courses of Plain Bob Doubles with confidence and develop the skills to advance to touches.


Grandsire Doubles

Requirements

For this Group, you need experience of plain hunting on several different bells for example from the treble, second and third; and ringing the treble to other Doubles methods. Also being competent at leading is essential.

Aims

To start ringing plain courses of Grandsire Doubles with confidence and develop the skills to progress to touches.


Stedman Doubles

Requirements

You will need to already be able to ring touches of Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Doubles inside, with ease. You do not need any previous experience of Stedman.

Aims

To ring courses of Stedman Doubles; also to learn and practise ringing the Stedman Doubles single.


Plain Bob Minor

Requirements

For this Group you need to be able to ring touches of Plain Bob Doubles inside, consistently and reliably.

What you will be doing

You will receive tuition and experience in all aspects of Plain Bob Minor. Developing the knowledge and skills to ring Bobs and Singles thus ringing touches of Plain Bob Minor.


Surprise Minor

Requirements

For this Group you will need to be able to ring touches of Minor methods beyond Plain Bob with confidence including Little Bob Minor and hopefully Double Oxford Bob Minor.

Aims

Taking your first step into Surprise Minor, consolidating touches of Cambridge and moving on to Norwich, Beverley or London.


Stedman Triples

Requirements

The ability to ring Stedman Doubles, ringing on 8 bells with confidence and able to ring Grandsire Triples.

Aims

To ring Stedman Triples courses with confidence and develop the knowledge and skills to survive a touch of Stedman Triples


Surprise Major - The Basics

Requirements

For this Group you will need to be able to ring Cambridge Surprise Minor and touches of Plain Bob Major with ease and confidence and it would be good if you have attempted ringing Kent Treble Bob Major.

Aims

This Group start with Cambridge, but you will also try Yorkshire, Superlative and beyond. Also learn the building blocks for further development in Surprise Major


Basic Handbells

Requirements

For this Group you will not need any prior experience of ringing on handbells or ringing two virtual bells at once. Some experience of ringing Plain Hunt or Plain Bob on tower bells (virtual or otherwise) may be beneficial but not essential.

Aims

To learn how to ring methods on two bells at once, understanding the different handbell positions, gaining experience by practising ringing on different pairs of bells.


Advanced Handbells

Requirements

For this Group you should be able to confidently ring Plain Hunt and Plain Bob on two bells, whether your experience has been on handbells or on virtual tower bells.

Aims

This Group will introduce the skills required to ring Kent Treble Bob, understanding the coursing patterns of pairs of bells, and learning to ring on higher numbers with Major and Royal methods.


And Finally...

Even though all the students in each Group will be concentrating on the same method or tasks, they will all come to the Group with different levels of expertise and experience. Your tutor will be ensuring that each of you gets the maximum benefit from the Course, but you will still end up with different levels of expertise.