Date: 19 January 2019
Location: St Martin, Bryanston, Dorset
Event Description: Find out more about the Simulator Workshop
Abel Simulator Workshop
Date: Saturday 19th January 2019
Location: St Martin, Bryanston, Dorset DT11 0PX
A simulator is a valuable learning tool that can be used at home and in the tower. It can significantly speed up the learning process and give you the opportunity to practise your ringing without the need for a full band of ringers, or teach your beginners far more efficiently.
Simulator software has developed massively in recent years. However many ringers are not aware of the different ways in which simulators can now be used, or the features now available.
This workshop is designed for those with limited or no knowledge of simulators, and those who are considering installing one in their own tower, or using one in a nearby tower.
The morning session explains the various items of hardware available, and their advantages and disadvantages, and an opportunity to try the software (Abel, Beltower and Virtual Belfry). The afternoon session goes into Abel in depth, taking people through the various stages from ringing rounds, plain hunting and ringing a bell inside to simple methods. Once mastered, progress on to ringing other methods inside can be quite rapid, and delegates will know enough to progress further on their own.
The majority of the workshop will be spent in practical exercises, so that you should go away fully conversant with Abel and how to use it.
St Martin’s Bryanston is a Ringing Centre operated by the Salisbury Diocesan Guild has a ring of eight bells, each with its own sensor and we will have eight simulators set up in the tower. Delegates will work in pairs, two to each ‘workstation’.
To benefit from this workshop you should at least be able to plain hunt the treble to a method.
The Workshop will be presented by Roger Booth, an ART Tutor, and delegates will receive a detailed handout explaining the material covered in the workshop, developed by Roger in conjunction with Chris Hughes, author of Abel, as well as a copy of the ART Publication Teaching with Simulators.
Roger Booth @rbooth
There are no further places available to book online for this Simulator Workshop. For last minute availability or further information, please contact the ART Administrator via the Contact Directory.