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Triangle

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Definition and Description of the Triangle
Definition and description of the Triangle: The Triangle can be described as a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle. The triangle was introduced during the 14th century. Description: An instrument of percussion, usually made of a rod of steel, bent into the form of a triangle, open at one angle, and sounded by being struck with a small metallic rod.

It is believed to have played some part in church services of the period. A sort of roll can be produced by striking each end of the triangle alternately in rapid succession. The tone of the triangle is clear and ringing, but has no definite pitch.

Family of Instruments: The Triangle belongs to the family of Percussion instruments.

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