In each of the standard 11 Minimus methods, the plain course is the extent on 4 bells, 24 changes, so no calls are required.
|Plain Bob||Reverse Bob||Double Bob||Reverse Canterbury||Canterbury||Double Canterbury|
|St Nicholas||Reverse St Nicholas||Single Court||Reverse Court||Double Court|
There are also a number of variations of the above methods.
Grandsire Minimus is only two leads long, and need calls to get all the possible changes. Calling a Bob every lead gives a plain course of Single Court - the Bobs, as in Grandsire Minor, involve making 6 blows behind, while the two other working bells make 3rds. But longer touches can also be rung that are not simply a different method.
|Grandsire||Reverse Grandsire||New Grandsire||Reverse New Grandsire|
These principles each have a plain course which is the extent.
|Erin||Reverse Erin||Stanton||Reverse Stanton|
These principles have plain courses which are shorter than 24 changes. NB Llanarthne was originally named as Buzbury in Ross Robertson's "A Minimus Handbook".
|Badbury||Reverse Badbury||Finchampstead||Reverse Finchampstead||Llanarthne||Reverse Buzbury|
In these Little methods, the treble plain hunts, but not all the way up to the back. NB Barton was originally called Ashford in Robertson.
|Barton||Melsonby||East Layton||Bastow||St Aelhaiarn|
There are several Differential Minimus methods, where different bells do different work. The most venerable example is St Alphege, which was produced by E. C. Shepherd in 1916. Here 1 and 4 do one line, while 2 and 3 do the same line backwards. Note that calls are needed to get the extent.
You can also ring Treble Bob Minimus methods, although they were only "legalised" at the 2017 Central Council Meeting. These have a plain course which is 48 changes long (two extents). In Kent and Oxford, each change comes once at handstroke and once at backstroke. Oxford is wonderful, in that it becomes a Double method, so you get the Slow work also made at the back. There are also Treble Place Minimus methods, again with a plain course of 48 changes, where the hunt bell's path is not purely dodging. Note that in the unnamed method below, the hunt bell is the 2.
|Kent TB||Oxford TB||Cold Ashby TP||Unnamed TP|
Bristol is an interesting method, taken directly from Bristol Surprise Major. Its plain course is 96 changes, with the treble having an unusual path, including bits of 5ths and 6ths place bells from the Major. This means that some changes occur more than others, so this would not be accepted in a peal.