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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.
BelTutor

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  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:
  • 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
  • well over 100 Kaleidoscope exercises in Doubles to Major, to be updated by the Author, from time to time
  • Whole Pull Hunt, Mexican Wave and Treble Bob Hunt up to Maximus
  • Plain Hunt on up to 16 bells
  • Blue Line Preview (plus red, green, cyan etc.) to review the 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
The Kaleidoscope methods include combinations of exercises, some of which are shown in this selection from the library.
BelTutor

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  Clip of Preview showing training exercises


Note:   BelTutor is restricted to manual call changes and the exercises described above.
  • no other methods or touches can be rung or edited
  • call changes can only be called manually
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.

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