Call Position Compositions - Overview

Call position compositions allow you to specify a composition using the familiar calling conventions of "Wrong", "Middle", "Home" etc. These calling positions describe where the observation bell is at the lead-end; by default, the observation bell is the tenor, but you can change this.

Note: you can only use call position compositions for methods where all the calls occur at the same place in the lead. This rules out Stedman, Scientific, methods where you have defined other ‘special' calls such as half-lead singles, and some doubles variations. For example, Southrepps Bob Doubles (which is Reverse Canterbury with Plain Bob bobs: at a bob the 3-4 places after the lead end are changed to plain hunt). Compositions for this doubles variation cannot be entered using call-place notation if any of the calls affect the observation bell, and lead-end compositions should be used instead.

You may specify method changes if you are defining a spliced composition, and you can specify that sections of your composition repeat a certain number of times, so you don't have to insert the same sequences over and over again.

You can use comments and white space in your composition to make it easier to read.

Unless you are doing anything that depends on using a lead-end composition (like Stedman or Scientific Triples, or methods that use half-lead calls), this is probably the easiest way of entering a composition for Abel to ring.

If Abel gets to the end of a call-position composition, and the observation bell is not back at home, it just keeps on ringing plain leads. This can mean that your composition may never come round, if you make a mistake in it.

Click on the links below to find out more about call-position compositions.

  Notation - how to enter call-position compositions

See also:

  Adding compositions
  Editing compositions
  Deleting compositions
  Lead end compositions
  Random compositions