change ringing


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change ringing:

see bellbell,
in music, a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow metal vessel, often cup-shaped with an outward-flaring rim, damped at one end and set into vibration by a blow from a clapper within or from a hammer without.
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English change ringing consists of ringing n tuned bells (4 [less than or equal to] n [less than or equal to] 12 with 8 quite common, in which case the bells are tuned to the notes of an octave such as C to the next lowest C) in a steady rhythm so that the bells ring some subset of the group of all possible permutations of n.