There are rules and guidelines for the bellringing vocation. Such as, most towers with bells in both countryside and cities are looking for recruits. Or, you cannot ring church bells alone. Better yet, don’t put that you’re a bellringer on your resume; they’ll think you’re weird. And don’t forget, bells and chimes are NOT the same thing. Oh, and it’s not as easy as you think.
But there’s also a mental and physical challenge involved that is specific to bellringing. You can ring up to 12 bells, as at Southwark Cathedral, and the mathematical permutations of the sequences and the feat of memory and co-ordination needed to produce them can test the most experienced ringer. Though there’s a general aim to ring as accurately as possible, there are also some ringers out there determinedly pushing the boundaries of complexity.
Bellringing, better known as Campanology (from Late Latin campana, “bell”; and Greek -λογία, -logia) is the study of bells. It encompasses the technology of bells – how they are cast, tuned and sounded – as well as the history, methods, and traditions of bell-ringing as an art.
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