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The triangle is a metallic percussion instrument comprising of a tuned metal bar typically made from steel however other metals are sometimes also used. The bar is bent into the shape of a triangle, however the two open ends of the triangle do not touch, leaving the instrument incomplete on one of the angles. This allows the triangle to resonate freely. A chord is looped around the bar at the top angle or corner, which the player then holds in one hand while striking the instrument with a matched metallic beater with the other. There are various techniques used when playing the triangle and many complex rhythms can be achieved. One technique involves using the fingers to mute the triangle to produce shorter, staccato notes.

The triangle has been used in western classical music since the mid 18th century. The triangle features in compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven however these composers tended to use the instrument sparingly. The triangle is also frequently used in western folk, pop and rock music as well as many world music styles.

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  • Percussion Plus triangle
    Percussion Plus triangle
     Product code: PP257A
    These Percussion Plus triangles are a useful addition to the classroom percussion box. A cord...
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  • Percussion Plus pack of 10 triangle holders
    Percussion Plus pack of 10 triangle holders
     Product code: PP544
    This Pack of 10 triangle holders is perfect for use with any triangle. The are lengths of cord...
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  • Percussion Workshop pack of 10 triangle beaters
    Percussion Workshop pack of 10 triangle beaters
     Product code: T37BEAT
    This pack of 10 triangle beaters is perfect for percussion groups, or to keep as spares. The...
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  • Percussion Plus premium triangle
    Percussion Plus premium triangle
     Product code: PP032
    These triangles from Percussion Plus are made from high quality steel and are coated with...
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  • LP Aspire heavy gauge steel triangle
    LP Aspire heavy gauge steel triangle
     Product code: LPA121
    This LP Aspire steel triangle produces and clean, crisp and powerful sound. Made from heavy...
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  • Percussion Plus premium triangle beaters - pack of 5
    Percussion Plus premium triangle beaters - pack of 5
     Product code: PP555
    The Percussion Plus premium triangle beaters are a pack of 5 spare triangle beaters suitable...
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