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Major touches

These include the so-called "Standard Eight" plus methods from "Project Pickled Egg".

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Methods

Method Lh Tenor Delta With call
Bastow Little Bob m 6 -1 0 rows
Bristol Surprise m 6 -1 0 rows
Cambridge Surprise b 5 +2 +2 rows
Cornwall Surprise l 4 -2 -1 rows
Crayford Little Bob k 2 -3 -2 rows
Deva Surprise j 3 +3 -3 rows
Glasgow Surprise g 7 +1 +2 rows
Lessness Surprise f 6 -1 -1 rows
Lincolnshire Surprise b 5 +2 +2 rows
London Surprise f 6 -1 -1 rows
Plain Bob a 7 +1 +1 rows
Pudsey Surprise b 5 +2 +2 rows
Rutland Surprise f 6 -1 -1 rows
Superlative Surprise b 5 +2 +2 rows
Yorkshire Surprise b 5 +2 +2 rows

This means the following substitutions can be made:

Lead heads

Delta Lead head 12 18
0 12345678
1 13527486 a g
2 15738264 b h
3 17856342 c j
4 18674523 d k
5 16482735 e l
6 14263857 f m

Coursing orders

Tenor -14 s1234 -16 s1678
Wrong 732546 723546 532476 324657
Fifths (V) 537246 357246 753624 753642
Fourths 324675 324657 375246 357246
Before 765324 653247 754326 754236
In (Thirds) 475326 647532 725346 723546
Middle 753462 753642 467532 647532
Home 752436 754236 732465 653247

Plain Bob

Two-part touches from the Ringing World diary.

# Title Calling
02.1 160 Plain Bob Major -pp--
02.2 160 Plain Bob Major p---p
03 160 Plain Bob Major -s-p-
04 160 Plain Bob Major p---s
     (02.1)          (02.2)           (03)            (04)
    12345678        12345678        12345678        12345678
-W  12357486        13527486    -W  12357486        13527486
    13728564    -V  13578264    sV  13278564    -V  13578264
    17836245    -F  13586742    -F  13286745    -F  13586742
-B  17864352    -M  13564827        12634857    -M  13564827
-B  17845623        15432678    -H  12645378    sH  15342678
-B  17852436        14257386    -W  12657483        13257486
    18273564    -V  14278563    sV  16278534    -V  13278564
    12386745    -F  14286735    -F  16283745    -F  13286745
-M  12364857    -M  14263857        12364857    -M  13264857
-H  12345678        12345678    -H  12345678    sH  12345678

Queens and Tittums

# Title
05 288 Plain Bob Major
06 384 Plain Bob Major
      (05)            (06)
    12345678        12345678
    12345678    -W  12357486
    13527486    -V  12378564
-V  13578264        13826745
-F  13586742        18634257
    15634827    -I  18645372
    16452378        16587423
-W  16427583    -M  16572834
    14768235        15263748
-F  14783652           ×3
    17345826
    13572468
-W  13526784
-V  13568247
    15834672
    18457326
-I  18472563
    14286735
-M  14263857
    12345678

Round at handstroke

# Title
01 207 Plain Bob Major
       (01)
     12345678
     13527486
-V   13578264
-F   13586742
-M   13564827
     15432678
-W   15427386
     14758263
     17846532
sB   18763425
     17382654
     13275846
-H   13254768
    (12436587)
      FALSE!

Project Pickled Egg

Unless otherwise marked, all touches in this section are composed by Donald F Morrison.

Touch: 17 18 19 20 21 28 22 23 24 25 29 30 31
Cambridge ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Yorkshire ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Cornwall ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Superlative ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Bristol ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Lessness ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
London ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Deva ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Simple touches

# Title Details
17 224 Spliced Surprise Major (3m: 96 Cambridge; 64 Cornwall, Yorkshire)
18 224 Spliced Surprise Major (4m: 64 Cornwall, Lessness, Yorkshire; 32 Cambridge)
19 256 Spliced Surprise Major (5m: 96 Cornwall; 64 Lessness; 32 Bristol, London, Superlative)
                 (17)                       (18)                         (19)
               12345678                   12345678                     12345678
Cornwall       16482735    Lessness       14263857    Lessness         14263857
Cambridge  sH  12435678    Yorkshire      13527486    Superlative      13527486
Yorkshire      15748263    Lessness   -H  14235678    Lessness     sH  12435678
Cambridge      18673524    Cornwall       16384725    Cornwall         16382745
Yorkshire      13264857    Cambridge  -H  13425678    London           18673524
Cambridge      14527386    Cornwall       16283745    Cornwall         15748263
Cornwall   sH  12345678    Yorkshire  -H  12345678    Bristol          14527386
                                                      Cornwall     sH  12345678

Round at the snap

# Title Details
20 258 Spliced Surprised Major (5m: 66 Lessness; 64 Bristol, Cornwall; 32 London, Superlative)
21 226 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
                    (20)                           (21)
                  12345678                       12345678
Bristol      sH   12435678     Cornwall          16482735
Lessness          13264857     Superlative  sH   12435678
Cornwall          18673524     London            13264857
Cornwall          15748263     Cambridge         14527386
London            14527386     Lessness     -H   13245678
Lessness     -H   13245678     Bristol           14362857
Bristol           14362857     Yorkshire         12537486
Superlative       12537486     Yorkshire        (17856243)
Lessness         (13245678)

More complex calling

# Title Details
28 192 Spliced Surprise Major (4m: 64 Cornwall, London; 32 Bristol, Lessness)
22 256 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
                (28)                         (22)
              12345678                     12345678
Cornwall  -M  16423857    Cambridge        15738264
London        12684735    Yorkshire    -B  17864523
Lessness  -B  17826543    Lessness         16758342
London        12758364    London       -W  13567284
Cornwall  -W  13527486    Cornwall         12643857
Bristol       12345678    Bristol      -M  14263857
                          Superlative      13527486
                          Lessness         12345678

#28 composed by James C Marchbank.

# Title
23 226 Spliced Surprise Major
24 258 Spliced Surprise Major
                    (23)                           (24)
                  12345678                       12345678
London            14263857     Superlative       15738264
Superlative  -W   12357486     Cambridge    sB   18764523
Bristol           15243678     Bristol      sB   18674523
Cornwall          16485723     Cornwall     sF   17586342
Lessness     -B   17864352     London       -B   13875264
Cambridge         14582736     Lessness     -V   12738456
Yorkshire    sH   12536478     Yorkshire    -B   17856243
Superlative      (16758243)    Cornwall          12537486
                               Cambridge        (17856243)

Adding Deva

# Title Details
30 221 Spliced Surprise Major (6m: 64 Lessness; 32 Bristol, Cornwall, London, Superlative; 29 Deva)
31 285 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
                   (30)                          (31)
                 12345678                      12345678
London           14263857     London           14263857
Superlative      13527486     Superlative  s   13257486
Lessness     s   12435678     Cornwall         14563827
Cornwall         16382745     Yorkshire    s   13527486
Lessness     s   18763524     Lessness     s   12435678
Bristol          16857432     Yorkshire        15748263
Deva            (13274856)    Cambridge    s   18763524
                              Deva             12435768
                              Bristol         (13274856)

#30 and #31 composed by Stephen A Coaker. Both come round at the treble's handstroke snap before the lead end.

# Title
25 253 Spliced Surprise Major
29 285 Spliced Surprise Major
                    (25)                             (29)
                  12345678     Lessness            14263857
Lessness          14263857     Superlative ½       87654321
Superlative       13527486     Superlative    18   86472513
Cambridge    -F   15786342     Cambridge      -    84213657
London            18537264     London              81462735
Yorkshire    -M   15764823     Yorkshire      -    84235176
Cornwall     sT   16857342     Cornwall       s    83142657
Deva         sH   12435768     Deva           s    87564231
Bristol          (13274856)    Bristol             86725143
                   FALSE!      Yorkshire          (85473612)
                                                    FALSE!

#25 and #29 composed by Robert W Lee.

#29 uses half-leads of methods to vary the treble and comes round at handstroke three rows before the half-lead.

The "Standard Eight"

# Title
07 256 Spliced Surprise Major
08 256 Spliced Surprise Major
09 253 Spliced Surprise Major
                    (07)                          (08)                           (09)
                  12345678                      12345678                       12345678
Bristol           14263857    Bristol           14263857    London             14263857
Superlative   -W  12357486    Superlative   -W  12357486    Cambridge     -W   12357486
London        -H  14523678    London        -H  14523678    Pudsey             17836245
Cambridge         13758462    Cambridge         13758462    Lincolnshire  -I   18645723
Rutland       -W  14537286    Lincolnshire      18672345    Rutland       -F   17486352
Lincolnshire      17856423    Pudsey            12465837    Bristol       -I   18746352
Yorkshire         16283745    Yorkshire     -W  14537286    Yorkshire          16572834
Pudsey        -H  12345678    Rutland       -H  12345678    Superlative       (12354687)

This touch uses half-leads of methods to vary the treble.

# Title
16 256 Spliced Surprise Major
                (16)
Bristol ½     24365871
London        26483157
Yorkshire ½   17856342
Lincolnshire  16482735
Rutland       18674523
Bristol ½     87654321
Superlative   84261735
Pudsey        81325476
Cambridge     85736142
Yorkshire ½   12345678
               FALSE!

Bristol

# Title
10 98 Bristol Surprise Major
                  (10)
                12345678
Bristol  1458   14236857
         1458   13428765
         1458   12347586
               (14253678)

Touches 11 and 12 ring Bristol up to the half-lead at backstroke. Touch 13 rings half a lead of Bristol up to the half-lead at handstroke.

# Title
11 80 Bristol Surprise Major
12 128 Bristol Surprise Major
13 120 Bristol Surprise Major
             (11)                       (12)                   (13)
           12345678                   12345678               12345678
Bristol ½  24365871    Bristol ½  12  23547618    Bristol ½  23456781
Bristol ½  46385172    Bristol ½      34567812    Bristol ½  34567812
Bristol ½  68315274    Bristol ½  12  45761832    Bristol ½  45678123
Bristol ½  81325476    Bristol ½      56781234    Bristol ½  56781234
Bristol ½  12345678    Bristol ½  12  67183254    Bristol ½  67812345
                       Bristol ½      78123456    Bristol ½  78123456
                       Bristol ½  12  81325476    Bristol ½  81234567
                       Bristol ½      12345678    Bristol ½  12345678
                                                              FALSE!

Glasgow

Start at the snap for a touch containing Queens and Tittums.

# Title
14 192 Glasgow Surprise Major
                (14)
              12463578
Glasgow  16   14327856
              13745268
         16   17536824
              15672348
         16   16254837
              12463578
             (14327685)

Mega-tittums

# Title Details
15 216 Spliced Major (3m: 192 Superlative; 24 Bastow)
                   (15)
                 12345678
Bastow           14263857
                 16482735
                 18674523
             14  17864523
             16  16758423
Superlative      18273645
                 13425867
                 15647382
                 17862534
                 12384756
             16  13425678
Bastow       14  12345678

Half-lead

These touches use half-leads of methods to vary the treble.

Musical half-leads

Lead Method Half-lead Comment
0 Bristol 24365871 after 23456781 at hand
1 Bristol 32547681 x gives 23456718 at hand
3 Bristol 75836241 after 87654312 at the snap
4 Bristol 87654321
1 Cornwall 45238761 after 54328671 at hand
4 Cornwall 56782431
1 Crayford 24315678
5 Crayford 87614523 after 86715432 at hand
1 Lessness 45238761 after 54328671 at hand
4 Lessness 56782431
3 Lincolnshire 54763281 after 45672381 at hand
6 Lincolnshire 65438721
1 London 23458671
4 London 78562341 after 87652431 at hand
0 Plain 87654321
3 Plain 24365871 after 23456781 at hand
4 Plain 32547681 x gives 23456718 at hand
6 Plain 75836241 after 87654312 at the snap
3 Superlative 32547681 after 23456781 at hand
6 Superlative 87654321
3 Yorkshire 32547681 after 23456781 at hand
6 Yorkshire 87654321

This means the following substitutions can be made:

Multiple parts

# Title Details
26 252 Spliced Major (3m: 112 Bristol, Yorkshire; 28 Bastow)
27 256 Spliced Major (3m: 128 Deva; 64 Bristol, Yorkshire)
               (26)                       (27)
             12345678                   12345678
Bristol ½    24365871    Bristol ½      24365871
Bastow       26483157    Deva           27158364
Yorkshire ½  17856342    Yorkshire ½    34567812
                ×7                         ×4