BelTutor - Free Training Software
BelTutor is a cut down version of Beltower, designed for training new learners in a tower,
and can be freely copied to your learners and friends.
It is given away, almost FREE, from the author.
It is an ideal way to teach new learners up to and including Plain Hunt.
It has unique features, not found on other simulators, designed to help learners through the early stages.
It can also be used at home and with hand bells.
Screen Shot 1: BelTutor training software
showing notably Kaleidoscope in the Changes window and the optional space after the tenor in the animation
All the ringing features of Beltower are present including:
The Kaleidoscope methods include combinations of exercises, some of which are shown in this selection from the library.
changes display with row by row accuracy reporting and striking monitor
real bell sounds and interactive animation (ropes or hand bells) and real ringers
rounds and manual call changes
raising and lowering
Kaleidoscope exercises in Doubles and Triples, to be updated by the Author, from time to time
plain hunt on up to 16 bells
Blue Line Preview (plus red, green, cyan etc.) to review the Kaleidoscope exercises
input from keyboard, mouse or sensors (COM or USB)
place key input mode, and wait for correct input
strike on input mode, plus alternate stroke and target-place hand/back detection
in Ring Options
co-operative timing and co-operative speed modes for an introduction to rounds
multi-bell recording + playback facility with save/load
the Listening Challenge for honing your listening skills
complete Beltower Help, containing all the features of the full version
Screen Shot 2: Clip of Preview showing training exercises
BelTutor is restricted to manual call changes, plain hunt and Kaleidoscope exercises
The author supplies BelTutor almost FREE but it is only available on CD.
It cannot be downloaded but it can be
ordered either by post or on-line.
no other methods or touches can be rung or edited
call changes can only be called manually