Plain Bob Doubles is often one of the first methods that you learn after you have mastered Plain Hunt. The treble plain hunts up to fifth place and back and there are four working bells which complete a cycle of four pieces of work. Often it is rung on six bells with the tenor covering. This gives a visual and auditory cue to help accurate leading.
There is more to learn to ring a plain course than in Grandsire Doubles but touches are simpler. The plain course is four leads long, compared to three leads for Grandsire Doubles.
If you wish to learn how to call yourself, there is an interactive online learning course designed for you taking you from finding your voice for the first time to calling your first touches and even a quarter peal.
The dodges in Plain Bob are very different to those in Grandsire:
Switching between the two methods can be confusing unless you rigorously count your place and have learnt when the "step back" or dodge is made in each method.
Watch Plain Bob Doubles being rung. Select a bell and watch it go through the cycle of work.
How to set up Plain Bob Doubles workshops including theory sessions.
Use these notes and either the crib sheets or the workshop presentation as visual aids.
For those who don’t do much conducting, being asked to call and keep other ringers straight may seem quite daunting. Here are a some simple, short touches you can call with your ringers to help them learn what to do at the call bit by bit.
Singles are rarely used in Plain Bob Doubles, however they add variety to calling and are a useful teaching tool.
How to set up a simulator to teach Bistow Doubles using MicroSIRIL.
How to set up a simulator to teach Penultimus Doubles using place notation.
How to set up a simulator to teach touches of Plain Bob Doubles.