Plain Hunt Triples (7 Hunt Bells + Tenor)

Most people start to learn Plain Hunt by remembering the bells they ring after. It must be stressed that as soon as possible, you should start counting places as this is essential when you move on to more complicated things. The places are important as they give an indication of the speed to ring at. When counting UP, you will have to ring slower than in rounds. When counting DOWN, you must ring quicker in order to be able to follow the correct bell.

The table below describes the work of every bell. It may help you if you colour in the bell you are learning with a highlighter pen - On paper not the screen! Don't just learn one bell, there may be occasions when there is more than one learner so it will be no good if you all want to ring the same bell.

The Method Diagram is printed on the right hand side, by convention the covering tenor bell isn't shown in diagrams as it doesn't move about. The tenor's work is included in the table below. When bells lead they do so from the eighth bell (tenor) If plain hunt triples is rung without a covering tenor, that is just bells 1 to 7, when you lead you follow the last bell on the previous row as there is no covering tenor to follow.

Plain Hunt on 7 Bells with the Tenor Covering
Change ⇒
Handstroke / Backstroke ⇒
R
o
u
n
d
s
1st
H
2nd
B
3rd
H
4th
B
5th
H
6th
B
7th
H
8th
B
9th
H
10th
B
11th
H
12th
B
13th
H
R
o
u
n
d
s
Treble Counts Places 234567765432LL
Rings after824675324675388
 
Second Counts Places LL234567765432
Rings after188467531467531
 
Third Counts Places 4567765432LL23
Rings after246751246758812
 
Fourth Counts Places 32LL2345677654
Rings after312886753126753
 
Fifth Counts Places 67765432LL2345
Rings after467312467883124
 
Sixth Counts Places 5432LL23456776
Rings after531248875312475
 
Seventh Counts Places 765432LL234567
Rings after653124688531246
 
Tenor is always last 88888888888888
Rings after775533112244667
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