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Stedman is a commonly-rung wrong-place principle, ringable on odd stages. It has quite a simple structure, but remains difficult to compose and conduct. Despite this it has become popular, being rung to many peals each year.


Stedman Doubles:

Stedman is characterised by plain-hunting within the front three places, and double-dodging elsewhere. The lead of 12 changes can be divided into two blocks, or "sixes", which are termed Quick and Slow. The sixes are distinguished depending on the work of the front three bells - Quick sixes have right hunting, and Slow sixes have wrong hunting. Slightly inconveniently, the method is usually rung to start from the fourth row of a Quick six. The sixes are joined by plain hunting - n'ths place is made at handstroke.

Quick Six: n.
Slow Six: n.

The primary difficulty in ringing Stedman is in determining the type of six, which affects what to do when a ringer arrives at the front of the change.

Conducting Stedman