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Bastow is a handy method for small bands. The treble alternates between two blows in seconds and two blows in leads, even simpler than Plain Hunt. The remaining three bells dodge at the back, lie back, dodge, and hunt in to leads and out again without dodging
For Minimus, there are:
The coursing order is 2-4-3 (or any rotation of it, namely 4-3-2 or 3-2-4).
Scissors dodge
The Back
Leads
The landmarks are:
You dodge up in 4-3 with your course bell, who is dodging down.
(Your after bell is leading while you are dodging up.)
You strike two blows at the back (in 4ths).
(While you are at the back, the treble is in leads.)
You dodge down in 3-4 with your after bell.
(Your course bell is leading while you are dodging dodging.)
You strike two blows in leads.
(Your course and after bells are dodging while you are in leads.)
Where in this cycle you start depends on your bell.
Odd bells begin by moving out, even bells by moving in.
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for
Bastow Minimus
The 3 is an odd-numbered bell so it begins by moving out, in Dodge 3‑4 Up.
The 2 and 4 are even-numbered bells so they begin by moving in. The 2 has nowhere to go except into leads, so it begins with Leads. The 4 begins with Dodge 3‑4 Down.
The treble only rings in leads and 2nds, so each bell passes the treble only in 2-1 going in and 1-2 going out. (For the future: In more complicated methods, you will pass the treble in more positions, and which position you pass it in can help you keep track of where you are in the method.)
If you are ringing the 2, 3, or 4:
If you are ringing the treble:
(The coursing order is 2-4-3, by the way).
(The coursing order is 2-4-3, by the way).
(The coursing order is 2-4-3)
Your bell is the | 2 |
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Your course bell is the | 3 |
Your after bell is the | 4 |
The 2's first landmark is Leads.
(The coursing order is 2-4-3)
The treble has no course or after bell, but which bell it makes 2nds over follows the coursing order..
Blue line for
Bastow Minimus
All bells for
Bastow Minimus