JBlueLineSE - Standard Edition
Experience the free on-line version first!
© St. Mark's Bell Ringers.
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The method collections are © Central Council of Church
Bell Ringers and are included free of charge.
- To provide an opportunity to learn methods really well before taking a rope to ring them.
- To make the software available on desktop platforms, such as WinXP, Linux, MacOS, without needing to go
- To raise money for St. Mark's Bell Fund.
Proceeds will initially contribute towards remaining funds required for the restoration appeal. Following
the restoration, funds will be put towards maintenance of the bells in general.
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It has been suggested that a great way to learn a method other than writing out lines on paper is to use a
computer program (see
"Learning Methods"). The
reasons for this are:
- You can 'ring' the changes faster. This is all about testing speed of memory
recall. Without actually pulling a bell at the same time, you should be able to
recall the method in double quick time!
- Your answers are checked for you by the software as you 'ring', and very thoroughly
against the original line. Hence you cannot make transcription or comparison errors, and part of the
tedium of learning is removed.
- Its way more fun!
Until now, not even affordable software has really filled this need.
Abel is excellent for handbell ringers
where the relative timing of two bells against the others is essential for learning. The hope is this software provides
an easier user interface for tower bell ringers to use. Where only one bell has to be guided through the
changes, precise timing relative to the other bells is not important to prove the blue line
has been correctly remembered, or the calls correctly understood. Now you can be doing your last minute method
revision whilst you are waiting for the last ringer to arrive for your quarter peal or peal.
The desktop version of this software is shareware, so you can 'try before you buy'. If you would like a
quick way to experience how the software works, a
free on-line version