Short Touches of Grandsire Caters.


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Lists of touches:

 72 changes | 126 changes | 144 changes | 180 changes | 216 changes
234 changes | 251 changes | 252 changes | 269 changes | 270 changes
287 changes | 288 changes | 305 changes | 306 changes | 323 changes
324 changes

Description

This collection is a complete list of the true touches of Grandsire Caters up to 305 changes and 323 changes in length, also selected touches of 306 and 324 changes. The touches are listed in notation using P for a plain lead, B for a bob lead and S for a single. The touches are in groups of each length, being arranged in order with plain leads first, then bobs and then singles. The most musical courses in Caters compositions are by tradition those with the tenors coursing in the plain course (..789 course head), tittums (..978 course head) and handstroke-home (..879 course head) positions. These qualities were assessed for each touch by counting the numbers of leads with 789 in the plain course, tittums and handstroke home coursing orders, these three numbers following each touch. Touches were also marked with code letters for the following musical rows:

Musical rows:
Code NameRow
CPrincesses135729468
EJokers198765432
HHagdyke341278569
JJacks189674523
LRoller Coaster321654987
PPriory132547698
RPrinces975321468
SSeesaw543216789
TTittums162738495
YYeovil Octaves186429753
For example, the shortest touch, four consecutive bobs (72 changes) contains four leads with 789 coursing in the plain course order, none in tittums or handstroke home, and it contains the 'Priory' row, giving the music code '4 0 0 P'.