Thomas A. Alspaugh
2010-01-12 Tu
  1. Watch for: Climbing too far up the tail.
    1. ?To choke?
    2. ?B/c my handstroke is too weak?
    3. (When the bell is starting to ring down without my being aware of it): Must pull if I am feeling no resistance as otherwise the bell will ring further down and I will lose control of the rope as it comes down.
  2. Work on called changes:
    1. I got lost in this situation: I'm the 5, local sequence is 2-5-6, 6 called to 2.
    2. Should be then 2-6-5.
    3. Or possibly also got lost when 4 called to 5, and I took several strokes to slow move back enough.
  3. Another case: If called to lead (1st position): I must figure out who is last at back so I can follow them.
  4. Don't catch too soon = too low. Most of the experienced ringers seem to catch at about chest level.
  5. Follow through on backstroke.
  6. A touch of M: a sequence of M with the expectation that bobs and singles (and maybe other modifiers) may be called. (After a bob or single a different method may be called — less common.)
  7. Called changes cases

    Figure 1. The distinct cases for calling down

    In this table I attempt to cover all the cases for called changes. a is me; b is a bell ringing after me; w, x, y, and z are bells ringing before me. • identifies lead by marking position zero.
  8. Ancient Society of College Youths: the pre-eminent ringers, invitation only. The expert and another senior ringer here are members.

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