How to Learn Bob Doubles

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Last Updated on September 16, 2022

There are several methods for learning how to learn Bob Doubles. In this article, we will look at the ‘Plain Bob’ method and the ‘Blue Line’ method. You’ll also learn where the different bells start and how to properly learn the sequence of the dodges and the blue line. The cyclic nature of these methods will be made clear by looking at a diagram. If you’re not sure which method to use, watch the video below to learn more.

‘Plain Bob’

To play Plain Bob doubles, you’ll need to learn the exact change you need to make when playing each piece of work. In this article, I’ll show you how to learn Plain Bob doubles and give you the basic knowledge you need to play this popular doubles variation. First, you should know that this technique uses a bell ringing pattern. Then, you can learn to use the bells as a visual aid when learning to play it.

The best way to learn Plain Bob doubles is to start learning the pattern by memorizing the basic sounds and rhythms. A great tip for this is to ask senior ringers for their advice. This way, you can avoid mistakes and memorize just enough to get by. Eventually, you will be able to absorb the sounds and rhythms without having to think about the details. Until you start ringing in different places, it’s important to practice this technique several times a day.

Once you have mastered the basic sequence of leads, you can start learning the touches. You can use crib sheets or visual aids to guide you in learning the calls. You can also use the singles to add variety to your call. By learning these touches, you’ll be able to play the call with more ease and confidence. If you’re still unsure of your technique, you can always ask a teacher for help.

Blue Line

There are two different ways to learn ringing bobs – Plain Bob Doubles and Blue Line Bob Doubles. Each of these methods requires learning how to use the blue line to your advantage. This diagram shows the basic steps of this ringing technique. It is important to remember the starting positions for each bell and the order in which to execute the doubles. You will also need to learn how to change your ringing positions in the course of a single round.

When learning how to ring blue line bob doubles, it is helpful to keep in mind that the position of the bell must be correct. This is because the blue line is used to signal when to ring. It will not be easy to learn to ring bob doubles when you are able to follow the blue line. Thankfully, there are several resources available to teach you how to ring the blue line correctly.

In addition to practicing the three ringing positions, a good way to learn blue line bob is to play with a bell in each ringing position. This will give you a better feel for the bell’s speed. Once you master this technique, you’ll be ready to learn more complicated methods. However, the key to perfecting the blue line bob doubles is to practice each step individually. Until you get your rhythm down, you’ll have no chance of improving your doubles technique.


Bob doubles are among the most popular methods of playing the bells. There are many places where you can learn the art of ringing bobs. There are also several types of bobs, including Plain Bob Doubles. These methods require new ways to control the bell. They can only be rung properly when you know where to place the bell. There are some tips for you to keep in mind when learning how to ring bobs.

The simplest way to learn bob doubles is from the point of symmetry. This point is usually found in the lead position, and the other point is on the half-lead. The normal method also has two points of symmetry, but the second is only true when there are an even number of working bells. Some publications print the blue line starting at the tenor, but this is incorrect for 2nds place methods.

There are a number of workshops that teach this method, as well. The aim of the workshop is to teach novice ringers the basics of bob doubles, as well as to call touches of the Bob Doubles inside. These workshops combine theory and practical sessions, and a quarter peal is usually rung by these methods. The basic technique of bob doubles requires memory of 160 bells. You can also ring the Bob Doubles by learning the different touches of the bells.


Bell ringers memorize patterns based on symmetry. For instance, a single bell is not used in the Doubles method, because the bells are separated by three places, while two bells are used. In addition, each bell spends a considerable amount of time working in pairs. For example, a Plain Bob pair will dodge together, while two Grandsire pairs work together when they run runs of calls at successive leads.

A common mistake a beginner makes is to use a singled lead without using a bell. In order to ring a singled lead, you should make sure that the insertion point is appropriate. If you are not sure whether you have the correct insertion point, you can watch a practice ringer ring a singled lead. Learning the call this way will improve your call-ringing technique.

The symmetric lead is the 5ths place bell. In this method, you alternate between making 3rds and doing whole turns. If you make the 4ths, you should follow the same pattern. However, if the bells are not the same number, you may make an attempt to make a single double with a bell in each place. It may not be valid. This way, your bells will make different pitches than you would do if you used the 3rds place lead.


You’ve probably heard about bob doubles, but do you really know how to call them? Bob doubles are a type of call in which the ringer calls himself or herself, then calls the two other bobs. This is a very simple call that affects three bells. You can call it with a bell on the first and last bob, then change the order to give the other two.

First, learn how to call a plain course. This isn’t as easy as it sounds! You must practice the call loudly and clearly, and don’t forget to practice in front of a mirror. This isn’t as hard as calling the Grandsire Doubles, but it can take a bit of practice to get it right. Practice calls are good for both the ringer and the tower.

Another way to call a bob is to abbreviate it as “Fourths.” It can be shortened to “4”. Alternatively, some people call this variation “Old Doubles.”

In the lead, a call is made up to the lead end. This is the point where the treble strikes the second blow of a lead. Figure 1 shows a lead end without a bob. In this situation, Red is making 2nds and doing a dodge with Brown. After he makes two second, he will run out to the back and hunt out to the lead. He will pass the treble in 1-2 and make 2nds. He’ll dodge with the Brown a little later.

Ringing the bells

If you’re just starting to learn how to play bob doubles, you can ring the bells to begin learning them. You may start by ringing the Plain Bob, which is a basic bob. After you master the plain Bob, you can move on to adding “bobs” to your bob doubles. Regardless of how you learn how to play bob doubles, there are many tips you can use to improve your technique.

The simplest method is known as the Plain Bob. To learn to play this game, you’ll need to learn the pattern of dodges and seconds. Then, add the fifth bell in 5th position, and you’ll have a basic understanding of how to play bob doubles. You can also use the Plain Bob Minimus method, which includes the fifth bell in the 5th position.

Plain Bob Doubles is similar to the Plain Hunt, but you must be careful to remember the Treble, or the last bell. A lot of learners do not know how to properly spot this bell, and this is where a good sense of rhythm will come in handy. Remember that you should hunt up speed a little slower than you would for Rounds and Tail End. By doing so, you will eliminate some mistakes and improve your ability to hunt the Treble.

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