best triangle player !

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Flugelatbr, May 19, 2004.

  1. Flugelatbr

    Flugelatbr New Member

    This one is sure to swell a few heads. So who is thebest traingle player at the moment? you must take into consideration the technical demands and tonal quality of the instrument and who plays it the best.

  2. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Gav at YBS, gotta be, he's so good with the 3 sided instrument!!
  3. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    No, that lad that played tuned perc at Pogson Bray contest...the fluidity of his movements when thrashing out a silent triangle roll were unsurpassable!! :D :D

    Sorry, no idea who he was or who he played for, just thought he deserved a mention.

    He went for it, missed it and glared at it as if it was the triangles fault!! Priceless. :tup
  4. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    What a wonderfully silly thread! ;-) Made my day!

    Next... the European Brass Band 'Silent Brass' CHampionships. All players in each band must have silent brass mutes in their instruments throughout, However, percussionists are required to play their parts as directed complete with all the dynamics as marked.

    The National 'Tacet soloist' Championships. Players are required to provide a solo of at least diploma standard diffculty to be accompanied by piano. However, contestants are barred from playing their solo parts throughout the entire performance. (Okay, which wag just said 'the trombonists would still play it too loudly'? ;-))
  5. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    :lol: :lol: Hard contest this about best triangle player... Mmmmm.

    Love the idea Dave about the European Brass Band 'Silent Brass' Championships... Class!

  6. asteria

    asteria Member

    Mr Bowd at Faireys, his triangle playing at the beginning of soul bossa nova is unique to say the least!
  7. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    surprisingly, Sparkly has an amazing affinity for the triangle... I remember well her trying to keep the thing still so she could hit it and trying to count at the same time... well it was entertaining anyway! :wink:
  8. skillfull brass

    skillfull brass New Member

    Once asked a percussionist if he wanted to use our square marching triangle :lol: . Needless to say he scooted off to ask his conductor if he could!!!!!
  9. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    There is an art to playing the triangle... I'm teaching drummergurl later, I'll start off with triangle I think; see how she gets on

  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Well if you're going to teach someone the triangle, Naomi, it probably IS best to start off with the triangle. ;-) :lol: :lol:
  11. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Vision On, circa 1975

    The Burbs (for the younger viewer, these were thought bubbles that "talked" to each other)

    Burb 1: I play the guitar. It's very hard you know.

    Burb 2: The triangle's harder.

    Burb 1: What? How do you work that out?

    Burb 2: You try playing a tune on a triangle.....
  12. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    And he had three different sizes to cope with in "St Magnus" :wink:
  13. jpbray

    jpbray Member

    No idea!! however ye may scoff, but the right note in the wrong place is a WRONG NOTE :twisted: :twisted:
  14. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Try playing a decent tune on a guitar........ (meeeeeeeeOOOOOOWWWWWWWWwwwww!) ;-)
  15. jpbray

    jpbray Member

    Yes! they had to arrange "orange juice" for brass band so they get a decent tune. :lol: :lol:
  16. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Laugh ye not... Our triangle looks like it was designed by NASA, and pings most eloquently when struck correctly. Wanted to play it, but was demoted to cornet instead. If I work up through the ranks of the sponge section, then I may get another go...
  17. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Referring to an earlier comment I made on this thread, is there a practice mute similar to the Silent Brass available for NASA-esque triangles? (What do you mean, 'Yup, it's called the rubbish bin'????)

  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Isn't the main tune played on cor anglais in the original :?:
  19. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Here's another Payn-esque (or 'Payn'ful!) thread in the offing.

    Can the cor anglais play a role in the modern brass band?

    (Joking, folks, just joking... ;-))

    To answer your question Peter, yes, but it is subsequently taken up, with embellishments, by the guitar.
  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member


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