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|Pudsey Surprise||b||-58-16-12-38-14-58-16-78||BcdY||15 March 1924||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-58-16-12-38-14-58-16-78%2C12&title=Pudsey%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Stourbridge Surprise||b||-58-16-12-38-14-58-16.34.78||BGcdY||17 December 1971||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-58-16-12-38-14-58-16.34.78%2C12&title=Stourbridge%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Byron Surprise||b||34.58.34.16-12-38-14-58-16-78||BDdY||23 August 1969||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%2634.58.34.16-12-38-14-58-16-78%2C12&title=Byron%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
 
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==Variants of Superlative Surprise Major==
 
==Variants of Superlative Surprise Major==
 
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|Superlative Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-58-36-78||Ed||5 November 1821||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-58-36-78%2C12&title=Superlative%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Wight Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-58-36.12.78||Ead||4 March 1967||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-58-36.12.78%2C12&title=Wight%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Alderney Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-58-1236-78||Ead||20 October 1964||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-58-1236-78%2C12&title=Alderney%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Orkney Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-58.12.36-78||Ed||17 September 1966||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-58.12.36-78%2C12&title=Orkney%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Sheppey Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-58.12.36.12.78||Ead||16 July 1977||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-58.12.36.12.78%2C12&title=Sheppey%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Guernsey Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-1258-36-78||Ed||31 December 1963||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-1258-36-78%2C12&title=Guernsey%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Thanet Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-1258-36.12.78||Ead||15 December 1968||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-1258-36.12.78%2C12&title=Thanet%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Islay Surprise||b||-36-14-58-36-14-1258-1236-78||Ead||26 October 1963||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-58-36-14-1258-1236-78%2C12&title=Islay%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Purbeck Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-58-36-78||Ed||26 August 1963||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-58-36-78%2C12&title=Purbeck%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Vyrnwy Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-58-36.12.78||Ead||21 June 1964||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-58-36.12.78%2C12&title=Vyrnwy%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Caldy Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-58-1236-78||Ead||12 June 1971||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-58-1236-78%2C12&title=Caldy%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Berwyn Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-58.12.36-78||Ed||31 March 1982||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-58.12.36-78%2C12&title=Berwyn%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Glaslyn Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-58.12.36.12.78||Ead||3 March 1982||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-58.12.36.12.78%2C12&title=Glaslyn%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Oxney Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-36-78||Ed||16 September 1963||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-36-78%2C12&title=Oxney%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Clwyd Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-36.12.78||Ead||11 April 1981||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-36.12.78%2C12&title=Clwyd%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Westray Surprise||b||-36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-1236-78||Ead||25 April 1964||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%26-36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-1236-78%2C12&title=Westray%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Wistaston Surprise||b||78.36-1478-58-36-14-1258-36.12.78||Ead||17 December 1994||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%2678.36-1478-58-36-14-1258-36.12.78%2C12&title=Wistaston%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
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|Superlative (Burton) Surprise||b||78.36.78.14-58-36-14-58.12.36.12.78||ad||29 April 1886||[http://www.boojum.org.uk/cgi-bin/line.pl?bells=8&pn=%2678.36.78.14-58-36-14-58.12.36.12.78%2C12&title=Superlative%20(Burton)%20Surprise%20Major&action.x=1 Diagram]
 
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==Variants of Rutland Surprise Major==
 
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==Variants of London Surprise Major==
 
==Variants of London Surprise Major==
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==Variants of Bristol Surprise Major==
 
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Revision as of 22:29, 2 September 2010

In August 2010, Daniel Graham asked the following question on the Change Ringers list.

Does anyone know if a list or table exists which details the surprise major methods which only have a slight variant to other surprise major methods? Examples such as Johannesburg being very similar to Lincolnshire.

Method variants

The more methods one knows, the easier it becomes to learn new ones, as parts can be learnt as the differences from a familiar method. For example, 7ths place bell Watford Surprise Major is identical to 7ths place Rutland Surprise, making one place bell less to learn. Another example is that Pudsey Surprise Major is Cambridge Surprise below the treble, so if you can ring by learning the grid of the method, or know the rules governing when to miss dodges or make places in Cambridge, this can be a great help in learning and staying right in Pudsey.

Some methods, however, are such trivial variations that you only need to learn the slight variation. For example, New Cambridge Surprise Major reverses the lead and dodge in 6ths place bell to dodge and lead, causing a corresponding swap of seconds and dodge in 2nds place bell. Of course, the mirrors of these two leads (8ths and 2nds place bell) are similarly changed.

Typically such variants are inferior to their parent, as they often introduce less elegant blue line features, additional falseness, or inferior musical properties. However, this is not always the case. For example, Lessness Surprise Major is a variant of Uxbridge Surprise Major (first rung in 1937 and 1936 respectively), but is generally regarded as musically superior as it keeps the tenors dodging the right way round in 3-4 to give more roll-ups off the front.

Method variants are popular among some peal bands that like to introduce new method names, and be the first to ring a peal in a particular method, but wish to keep the learning to a minimum.

Below are examples of close variants of popular Surprise Major methods.

Variants of Cambridge Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram
Cambridge Surprise b -38-14-1258-36-14-58-16-78 BDEe 11 February 1873 Diagram
New Cambridge Surprise b -38-14-58-1236-14-58-16-78 BEce 18 February 1822 Diagram
Putney Surprise b -38-14-58-1236-14-58-16.34.78 BEce 23 February 1963 Diagram
Southwell Surprise b -38-14-58.12.36-14-58-16-78 BDEce 16 January 1954 Diagram
Stand Surprise b -38-14-58.12.36-14-58-16.34.78 BDEce 5 May 1963 Diagram
Havant Surprise b -38-14-1258-36-14-58-16.34.78 BDEe 19 April 1963 Diagram

Variants of Yorkshire Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram
Yorkshire Surprise b -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-78 Bc 14 February 1903 Diagram
Wye Surprise b -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56.78 BDc 12 February 1949 Diagram
Quedgeley Surprise b -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-78 BDc 30 September 1961 Diagram
Biddenden Surprise b -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-78 BDc 26 March 1949 Diagram
Braunstone Surprise b -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14.56.78 BDc 3 November 1951 Diagram
I Can't Believe It's Not Yorkshire Surprise b -38-14-58-1678-78-1238-14-78 Bc 11 May 2003 Diagram
Flockton Surprise b -38-14-58-1678-78-1238-14.56.78 BDc 13 October 2005 Diagram

Variants of Lincolnshire Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram
Lincolnshire Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-58-36-78 BLce 4 February 1928 Diagram
Vancouver Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-58-36.12.78 BLace 1 July 1963 Diagram
Gainsborough Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-58-1236-78 Bace 14 July 1954 Diagram
Zurich Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-58.12.36-78 BLace 12 July 1963 Diagram
Fordcombe Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-58.12.36.12.78 Bace 1 September 1956 Diagram
Nailstone Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-1258-36-78 BLce 17 December 1960 Diagram
Amsterdam Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-1258-36.12.78 BLace 26 July 1963 Diagram
Johannesburg Surprise b -38-14-58-16-14-1258-1236-78 Bace 6 June 1963 Diagram
Ilex Surprise b -38-14-1258-16-14-3458-36-78 BDLO 17 December 1999 Diagram
Aynho Surprise b -38-14-1258-16-14-3458-1236-78 BDOa 7 February 1970 Diagram
Fylingdale Surprise b -38-14-1258-16-14-3458.12.36.12.78 BDOa 3 September 1982 Diagram
Bovey Castle Surprise b -38-14-1258-16-14-123458-36-78 BDLO 18 August 2009 Diagram
Broadley Surprise b -38-14-1258-16-14-123458-1236-78 BDOa 30 April 2004 Diagram

Variants of Pudsey Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram
Pudsey Surprise b -58-16-12-38-14-58-16-78 BcdY 15 March 1924 Diagram
Stourbridge Surprise b -58-16-12-38-14-58-16.34.78 BGcdY 17 December 1971 Diagram
Byron Surprise b 34.58.34.16-12-38-14-58-16-78 BDdY 23 August 1969 Diagram

Variants of Superlative Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram
Superlative Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-58-36-78 Ed 5 November 1821 Diagram
Wight Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-58-36.12.78 Ead 4 March 1967 Diagram
Alderney Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-58-1236-78 Ead 20 October 1964 Diagram
Orkney Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-58.12.36-78 Ed 17 September 1966 Diagram
Sheppey Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-58.12.36.12.78 Ead 16 July 1977 Diagram
Guernsey Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-1258-36-78 Ed 31 December 1963 Diagram
Thanet Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-1258-36.12.78 Ead 15 December 1968 Diagram
Islay Surprise b -36-14-58-36-14-1258-1236-78 Ead 26 October 1963 Diagram
Purbeck Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-58-36-78 Ed 26 August 1963 Diagram
Vyrnwy Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-58-36.12.78 Ead 21 June 1964 Diagram
Caldy Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-58-1236-78 Ead 12 June 1971 Diagram
Berwyn Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-58.12.36-78 Ed 31 March 1982 Diagram
Glaslyn Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-58.12.36.12.78 Ead 3 March 1982 Diagram
Oxney Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-36-78 Ed 16 September 1963 Diagram
Clwyd Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-36.12.78 Ead 11 April 1981 Diagram
Westray Surprise b -36-14-1258-1236-14-1258-1236-78 Ead 25 April 1964 Diagram
Wistaston Surprise b 78.36-1478-58-36-14-1258-36.12.78 Ead 17 December 1994 Diagram
Superlative (Burton) Surprise b 78.36.78.14-58-36-14-58.12.36.12.78 ad 29 April 1886 Diagram

Variants of Rutland Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram

Variants of London Surprise Major

None identified.

Variants of Bristol Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram
Bristol Surprise m -58-14.58-58.36.14-14.58-14-18 c 22 March 1901 Diagram
Dublin Surprise m -56-14.56-58.36.14-14.58-14-18 ac 21 January 1922 Diagram
Double Dublin Surprise m -56-14.56-58.36.14-34.58-34-18 ac 15 November 1930 Diagram
Reverse Dublin Surprise m -58-14.58-58.36.14-34.58-34-18 ac 6 December 1930 Diagram
Bristol Parkway Surprise m -3458-14.58-58.36.14-14.58-14-18 Dc 1 July 1995 Diagram
Bolsterstone Surprise m 34.58-14.58-58.36.14-14.58-14-18 Dc 29 January 1972 Diagram
CCL Surprise m 34.58-14.58-58.36.14-34.58-34-18 BDc 4 January 1997 Diagram

Variants of Uxbridge Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram

Variants of Ashtead Surprise Major

Method & variants LH Group Place Notation FCH groups First peal Diagram