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Old 08-16-2017, 09:58 PM
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:18 PM
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Pink floyd has a whole album with a triangle on it!
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Shout - Tears for Fears

Edit: put the wrong song!
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Everybody Wants to Rule The World - Tears for Fears
OK there's one. I don't know that I would have thought of that one ever, so good pick. It's not my pick, but mine is so obvious that it should be the next guess.
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OK there's one. I don't know that I would have thought of that one ever, so good pick. It's not my pick, but mine is so obvious that it should be the next guess.
I'm guessing there's one in Low Rider somewhere.
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Mercy Street by Peter Gabriel?
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:12 PM
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The intro to YYZ? I'm probably way off but it sounds like triangles.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:14 PM
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I cheated and Googled it- https://www.quora.com/What-drum-beat...-popular-music . Yep sucking the fun out of life.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:21 PM
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Sorry to use wiki, but I could think of none:


A notable player of the triangle is John Deacon of the rock group Queen. He played the triangle in live performances of Killer Queen, hanging it from his microphone.

It can be heard in short breaks on the Joni Mitchell song "Big Yellow Taxi". Noted zydeco musician Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin started his musical training on the triangle as a child.

The instrument is a fixture in Forró Pé-de-Serra, and in Forró Universitário, a Brazilian music style. It used as an ongoing rhythmic pulse, in a way that could be compared to the rhythm guitar in rock music.

The triangle also provides the percussion during the opening bars of Henry Mancini's theme for The Pink Panther.

The opening theme for Blackadder Goes Forth includes Baldrick playing a single note on a triangle at the end of the song.

The triangle can be heard at various points in the theme music to both Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Drew Hester, percussionist and touring member of the Foo Fighters, had a twenty-second triangle solo in front of 85,000 people each night.


My input...with the variety of The Beatles music I would almost guarantee some triangle in there somewhere.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:36 PM
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I remember, when I played with an orchestra, the triangle in lots of John Williams songs (Star wars, etc.), Bernstein and West Side story, and other orchestral piecesthe only ones that come to my mind.Sounds great just at that right moment-like a pause.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:23 AM
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Comfortably Numb has a single triangle note.

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Rendezvous 6:02 - UK
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Also The Sahara of Snow, with Bill going hard at the triangles after one minute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4cTA6D6Jk8

On King Crimson's Easy Money, Jamie Muir plays a close mic'd triangle with a wa wa.

Samba triangle is a popular technique of Latin and fusion percussionists, basically playing muted 16ths like the Shaft guitar line.
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"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel. Has a triangle going through the all the verses.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:58 AM
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The intro to YYZ? I'm probably way off but it sounds like triangles.
Neil is actually play a singe Crotales in YYZ, though it does sound like a triangle.
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A number of dance/boy-band songs have triangle, Blurred Lines/Word Crimes has triangle, and an Al original My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder has triangle (it's a Cajun song, actually quite good!)

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Ben E. King's "Stand By Me"
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Pat Metheny Group - Offramp

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Dream Theater - In the presence of enemies.

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Hello Hello by Cat Empire

Not sure if anyone outside of Aus would know this one.
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A number of dance/boy-band songs have triangle, Blurred Lines/Word Crimes has triangle, and an Al original My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder has triangle (it's a Cajun song, actually quite good!)

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"Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith. Last verse around 3:11
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REO Speedwagon - "Keep on Loving You" (Listen for the first note. I'm assuming that's a triangle.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgT_mJXbvCQ


Boston - "Amanda" - End of first chorus, at 1:28: https://youtu.be/j4FbRl1Lms4?t=87


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Boston - "Amanda" - End of first chorus, at 1:28: https://youtu.be/j4FbRl1Lms4?t=87
Beat me to it! I was just about to say.
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If we leave Western music and venture to a place like Brazil, the triangle is an integral part of some very important music forms. For instance, Forró is a popular style of dance music that hails from the Northeastern part off Brazil. Traditionally, Forró features three instruments: the accordion, the zumbumba (a type of bass drum), and the triangle.

While traditional Forró definitely has a folkloric vibe – there are also contemporary versions that were growing very popular in Brazil over the last fifteen years. Forró universitário (College Forro), would be a good example. In fact, there is a band called Falamansa which really rocks this style to a high-level. I would suggest checking out their live album from the mid-2000’s (called MTV Au Vivo) to get an idea of this music and feel. And yes, the triangle is still an integral part of the vibe as are the accordion and zabumba--but there are other instruments that join in. Some of my favorite numbers off that album are: Um Dia Perfeito, Xote da Alegria, and the driving Roendo Unha/A Falta. Kick ass.

Sticking to Brazil, if you want to hear a great (samba-influenced) song that will remain in your head for weeks - check out Sergio Mendez' "Magalehna" off of his very “Brazilian” album entitled "Brasileiro" - it too features the triangle in the highest order. The main force (in terms of percussion direction) for that album comes from the very talented Carlinhos Brown –it’s also his voice you hear singing. The whole album is INCREDIBLE. And generally speaking, the drumming on the opening track of the album, called Fanfarra (Cabua-Le-Le) – is some of the finest street Samba drumming ever recorded. The drumming throughout is amazing. Somehow, Jeff Porcoro even made it onto it. Boy, that guy was everywhere back in the day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stYJkLlNmsY

Finally, I think you will find the triangle in samba (in its numerous forms) and many other styles in that beautiful country.
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"And You And I", by Yes. Lots of triangle in that.
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The intro of The Age of Aquarius by The Fifth Dimension.
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OMG you guys are dredging up nuances I haven't thought about in decades.

I think I heard that it was Hal Blaine on every triangle recording :P
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I think I heard that it was Hal Blaine on every triangle recording :P
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Poetry Man by Janis Ian. I Am, I Said by Neil Diamond.
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- check out Sergio Mendez' "Magalehna" off of his very “Brazilian” album entitled "Brasileiro" - it too features the triangle in the highest order. The main force (in terms of percussion direction) for that album comes from the very talented Carlinhos Brown –it’s also his voice you hear singing. The whole album is INCREDIBLE. And generally speaking, the drumming on the opening track of the album, called Fanfarra (Cabua-Le-Le) – is some of the finest street Samba drumming ever recorded.
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"This Diamond Ring" Gary Lewis and the Play boys. Triangle and chimes.


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Samuel Barber, "Knoxville:Summer of 1915", is 15 minutes long, and has 1 triangle note. One. You count rests for 10 minutes, play your note, and then sit for another 5. Lame.
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Poetry Man by Janis Ian. I Am, I Said by Neil Diamond.
Never heard the original but the Queen Latifah version sucks!

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Easy Silence, Dixie Chicks.
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Starting Over- John Lennon

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I can see the future by Incognito

It comes in at 1.05, great work.

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