RISCOS Bell ringing programs
Programs for RISCOS computers
Note for PC users of Microsoft Windows 98
or later with a 300MHz Pentium/Celeron processor, 32MB RAM,
400Mb Hard Disk Space and a Direct X compatible graphics card
need to mount a 'Virtual Acorn' program before trying to run
any of these programs.
Details from the website
Click here for an Animated Ringer (27K)
We know of 6 programs for RISCOS computers.
They are all useful in different ways to
people at different stages of learning to ring.
- !AGBells a program which was written to print out the
'blue line' for Suprise Major methods. It has a few other methods and allows
the user to enter 'Place' notation' for others.
Details: Alan Griffin, Rosebank, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxon
- Bells and Bell Ringing
an excellent program for display
at 'Open Tower' Days, in schools, or to help complete beginners understand
how and why bells are rung. It is multimedia program with both pictures and
sound written by Anne Parmenter, whose untimely death was reported in 'The
Ringing World' September 29th 2006.
Click here for details including how to download
(RISC OS and PC versions).
- !CallChnge displays a set of
animated ringers and bells busy ringing rounds and allows you to change
their order interactively. The changes can be saved, replayed and saved to a
file. It is useful for beginners to listen to named changes, or for those
just starting to learn to 'call'.
Click here for details including how to download it
and for a manual in PDF format.
- !Methods animates a band of from
4 to 16 bellringers ringing standard methods. You can simulate conducting in
the tower and save the method 'Diagram' to a Draw file with red and blue
Click here to see how to download the latest version.
Simulates accurate repeatable striking errors and provides feedback on your
ability to detect and correct them.
Cost: £15 (Most of which is donated to bell restoration funds)
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or send a S.A.E. to:
2 Murdoch Road, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 2DA
Contains over 100 stored change ringing methods which can be used to:
- enjoy the sound of perfectly struck ringing
- learn the 'blue line' for new methods
- study the structure of methods and see what happens at
bobs and singles
- practise calling and splicing
- 'ring' your own bell from the keyboard or from a sensor attached to a
dumbbell or silenced tower bell.
The picture shows Alan Griffin ringing the dumbbell at the 2005 RISCOS SW show. !Stringing is running on
the RISC-PC below and is connected to the dumbbell.
Details: email@example.com or send a S.A.E. to:
John Norris, The Birches, off Wickham Hill, Hurstpierpoint,
West Sussex, BN6 9NP
See his web site
If you have further information about bells and bell
ringing please let us know.
Page last updated 13 Feb 2023
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