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Fwd: 2011 Pittsburgh Ringing Course now FULL

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From: dfm <dfm ringing org>
Date: Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Subject: Re: 2011 Pittsburgh Ringing Course
To: NAG-Talk Mailing List <nag-talk yahoogroups com>

The Pittsburgh ringing course is now fully subscribed and we do not
expect to be able to accept any further students this year.

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 1:08 AM, Don Morrison <dfm ringing org> wrote:
> Pittsburgh's annual ringing course this year will be the weekend of
> 5-7 August.
> It is aimed at those learning to ring Plain Bob (doubles or above), or
> ready to make that transition. The emphasis is not on complexity or
> even the method Plain Bob itself, but rather on acquiring the skills
> necessary to ring at this level well. Students will be asked to do
> some study beforehand, and no time will be spent on theory. Rather,
> students will be expected to have already learned that, and be in a
> position to put it into practice. A variety of exercises other than
> just ringing Plain Bob will be used to help learn how to move a bell
> appropriately and strike well in Plain Bob. The skills learned in
> doing this translate quickly to other simple methods, and must be
> deeply mastered to ring more complicated methods well.
> Students should be at least comfortable ringing plain hunts on at
> least five with a cover. Students well above that level, but who still
> find ringing Plain Bob a challenge, will also benefit.
> Further information can be found at
> http://tinyurl.com/6kj9kl9

Don Morrison <dfm ringing org>
"Music predates agriculture in the history of our species. We
can say, conservatively, that there is no tangible evidence that
language preceded music. In fact, the physical evidence suggests
the contrary." -- Daniel J Levitin, _This is Your Brain on Music_

Don Morrison <dfm ringing org>
"After all these years I have observed that beauty, like happiness,
is frequent. A day does not pass when we are not, for an instant,
in paradise."
        -- Jorge Luis Borges, _Los Conjurados_, tr Willis Barnstone