The ninth annual Pittsburgh ringing course will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 31 July - 2 August 2015.
The course will be aimed at helping students develop the practical skills necessary to make the transition from simpler methods to ringing surprise. It will be focused exclusively on practical skills, with no time spent on theory or learning methods. Students will be expected to arrive having thoroughly learned the methods they will be ringing. Students should work their way through the study material, in the document cited below, in the months leading up to the course.
It is likely that most of our ringing over the weekend will be of minor, though if student preparation and skills allow there may be forays into major.
The course will only be of use to those who are secure when ringing extended touches of simple methods on six bells. As a baseline students are expected to have rung at least five quarter peals on an inside bell in tower, including at least one in a method other than Plain Bob or Grandsire (e.g. Kent, St Simon’s, Stedman).
The course will be limited to at most six students.
For further details see: http://tinyurl.com/opxpt5a