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#16 barry-clari

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 20:12

QUOTE(katyjay @ May 27 2009, 08:04 PM) View Post

I will also give you a form tomorrow, Barry.


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 23:56

QUOTE(sarah123 @ May 27 2009, 04:47 PM) View Post

Looks like there's 5 of us so far. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there. biggrin.gif

Looking forward to seeing you too, Sarah. biggrin.gif And everyone else, of course!

Looks like Barry's lucky day - all those ladies and no competition! tongue.gif
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:24

QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ May 28 2009, 12:56 AM) View Post

QUOTE(sarah123 @ May 27 2009, 04:47 PM) View Post

Looks like there's 5 of us so far. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there. biggrin.gif

Looking forward to seeing you too, Sarah. biggrin.gif And everyone else, of course!

Looks like Barry's lucky day - all those ladies and no competition! tongue.gif


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adding katyjay/andante already moves us onto 7, including you and I Sarah! biggrin.gif
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#19 hello_cello

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 15:40

QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ May 28 2009, 12:56 AM) View Post

QUOTE(sarah123 @ May 27 2009, 04:47 PM) View Post

Looks like there's 5 of us so far. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there. biggrin.gif

Looking forward to seeing you too, Sarah. biggrin.gif And everyone else, of course!

Looks like Barry's lucky day - all those ladies and no competition! tongue.gif


He might not be so lucky tongue.gif

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#20 sarah123

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 20:15

QUOTE(hello_cello @ May 28 2009, 04:40 PM) View Post

QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ May 28 2009, 12:56 AM) View Post

QUOTE(sarah123 @ May 27 2009, 04:47 PM) View Post

Looks like there's 5 of us so far. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there. biggrin.gif

Looking forward to seeing you too, Sarah. biggrin.gif And everyone else, of course!

Looks like Barry's lucky day - all those ladies and no competition! tongue.gif


He might not be so lucky tongue.gif


Does this mean you've changed your mind?
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#21 hello_cello

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 22:12

Well, my dad would probably be willing to come, but its a fair distance, and its the complete opposite side to were either my brother is or uncle is. Also, i feel bad making him come, he isnt really interested in that sort of thing at all. Im not sure yet.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 11:42

How does this work... do you all get allocated a bell or two, get given a sheet and just watch for the notes that correspond to your bells? Or do you have your own sheet with only your notes on it?

I know what curiousity did to the cat but I'd like to know wink.gif I could probably drive there, if only to have a look and see what all the fuss is about...
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 11:58

Usually you have a sheet with the whole piece on, but your notes are marked with red for the right hand and blue for the left. So if you were playing D and E, say (my usual bells!), on my sheet every D would have a blue ring around it and every E a red ring. It's most common to be given two bells, but in some groups you might have to play three, or if too many ladies turn up that week you might be down to one!

Perhaps our group does it that way because not all the ladies read music; you don't really need coloured rings if you know what you're doing! It's quite amusing, because I like to play "Spot the missed note" - usually in every other piece whoever marked up the sheet will have missed a D or an E somewhere! biggrin.gif

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:01

So from the comments, it seems this particular musical niche is a female-dominated thing? I guess for us chaps, it's probably not viewed to be a very blokey activity biggrin.gif

I've always fancied having a go at doing the "proper" bell ringing but that must just be my inner Quasimodo tongue.gif
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:04

QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 01:01 PM) View Post

So from the comments, it seems this particular musical niche is a female-dominated thing? I guess for us chaps, it's probably not viewed to be a very blokey activity biggrin.gif

I've always fancied having a go at doing the "proper" bell ringing but that must just be my inner Quasimodo tongue.gif


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Go to the thread in the percussion forum for info about real bell ringing tongue.gif

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:05

QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 01:01 PM) View Post

So from the comments, it seems this particular musical niche is a female-dominated thing? I guess for us chaps, it's probably not viewed to be a very blokey activity biggrin.gif

I've always fancied having a go at doing the "proper" bell ringing but that must just be my inner Quasimodo tongue.gif


We normally have 4 males (3 ringing, one conductor, who takes the 8th part if needed) and 4 females, so that's about as even as it gets I think. It might well be that we're the exception to the rule though.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:09

QUOTE(sarah123 @ May 29 2009, 01:05 PM) View Post

We normally have 4 males (3 ringing, one conductor, who takes the 8th part if needed) and 4 females, so that's about as even as it gets I think. It might well be that we're the exception to the rule though.


Ah, cool. I can imagine that if quite a few are new to it, things could potentially descend into chaos and much hilarity biggrin.gif What sort of pieces do you usually tackle out of interest (pardon me being nosey!).


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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:13

QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 01:09 PM) View Post

QUOTE(sarah123 @ May 29 2009, 01:05 PM) View Post

We normally have 4 males (3 ringing, one conductor, who takes the 8th part if needed) and 4 females, so that's about as even as it gets I think. It might well be that we're the exception to the rule though.


Ah, cool. I can imagine that if quite a few are new to it, things could potentially descend into chaos and much hilarity biggrin.gif What sort of pieces do you usually tackle out of interest (pardon me being nosey!).


I've rung a handbell...ooo...around about once. Twice at a push laugh.gif

It should be a fun day : and you'll be most welcome to come along Solari!

By the way, as an aside, the Anglesey forum concert in 2007 consisted of 14 participants. Thirteen women, and me biggrin.gif
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:14

QUOTE(barry-clari @ May 29 2009, 01:13 PM) View Post

By the way, as an aside, the Anglesey forum concert in 2007 consisted of 14 participants. Thirteen women, and me biggrin.gif


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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:19

QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 01:01 PM) View Post

So from the comments, it seems this particular musical niche is a female-dominated thing? I guess for us chaps, it's probably not viewed to be a very blokey activity biggrin.gif

I think the groups in my area are ladies' groups which meet in the afternoons, and as most men work they aren't around. Sarah's group sounds much more fun, with a nice mix of ages and a few men too. No reason why it shouldn't be as "blokey" as any other musical instrument.

h_c, how about arranging a bellringing afternoon in 2010? I expect Saturdays are difficult because of weddings and Sundays because of services, but with a little ingenuity?

QUOTE(barry-clari @ May 29 2009, 01:13 PM) View Post

By the way, as an aside, the Anglesey forum concert in 2007 consisted of 14 participants. Thirteen women, and me biggrin.gif

Now we know why you're so keen to arrange forum events, Barry! tongue.gif
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