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By Edmund W. Jupp

The purpose of the "Watching" sequence is to attract cognizance to a couple of the very fascinating goods round us, issues that maybe we do not observe up to we'd. the 1st used to be "Bridge Watching", and whilst this used to be positioned "on the web" it produced, to the shock of the writer, the sort of friendly flood of email that one other was once written, known as "Water Watching". This, too, was once kindly acquired. So it used to be tempting to proceed with the subject. many of us comprehend little or no approximately bells, and a few, unfortunately, understand not anything in any respect. this can be a pity for, huge or little, they are often enticing gadgets. you could imagine that "Bell listening to" can be a greater identify; yet bells has its personal allure, too. In England, church bells are popular, as a result sounds they make, although many folks haven't obvious the bells themselves. Doorbells, too, are frequent goods in lots of homes, yet are hardly looked with any specific curiosity. a few of these will not be what's popularly imagined as bell-shaped, and are extra thoroughly chimes. Then there are bicycle bells, cowbells, and plenty of other forms, too, all really worth a proposal. issues which are loose are doubly beautiful. It charges not anything to benefit from the pleasures of having to grasp those attention-grabbing gadgets. studying a bit concerning the attention-grabbing traits of bells ordinarily will be an stress-free career, and will commence a full of life interest approximately them. The extra you recognize approximately them, the extra fascinating they develop into.

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It is then said to be "up". In this position either the rope end or the sally is roughly level with the face of the ringer. To commence ringing, the bell, after it has been raised, is always pulled off on the hand stroke, that is, with the sally. The ringer then pulls alternate hand strokes and back strokes with an even rhythm, but making tiny adjustments to maintain position with regard to the other bells. Ringing a bell is one of the few musical arts where the operator doesn't see his instrument.

They are splendid sights, beautifully polished, and usually with the name of the ship boldly cut into the surface. The bell is usually supplied and mounted at the shipyard, before commissioning. In English churches, where ringing is controlled by ropes, chimes are usually produced by short snatching pulls on the ropes, the bells moving only enough to cause the clapper to strike the inside of the rim. The clapper has a natural period of oscillation differing from that of the bell, so when the bell is jerked you can imagine it "catching up with" the clapper.

There are many "methods", each with a distinguishing name, for example, "Grandsire", "Stedman", and so on. For each of these, the order of the bells follows a defined sequence of changes. The methods are published in ringing manuals, which you are recommended to study. You may well find the origin of some of the names of methods fascinating. e. bells that change their position in the order. 39 Bell Watching When a method is being rung, the order is constantly altering. If, for example, there were six bells, they might change from • 1 2 3 4 5 6 to 2 1 4 3 5 6 Note that in method ringing there can be more than two bells involved in each change, unlike call changes, where only two bells change places at each call.

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