best triangle player !

Flugelatbr

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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.


mmm???
 

2nd man down

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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
 

Dave Payn

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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'? ;-))
 

Naomi McFadyen

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


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

:lol:
 

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:
 

skillfull brass

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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!!!!!
 

Naomi McFadyen

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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

;-)
 

Dave Payn

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Naruco said:
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

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

Will the Sec

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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.....
 

jpbray

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Flugelatbr said:
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.


mmm???
No idea!! however ye may scoff, but the right note in the wrong place is a WRONG NOTE :twisted: :twisted:
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Will the Sec said:
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.....
Try playing a decent tune on a guitar........ (meeeeeeeeOOOOOOWWWWWWWWwwwww!) ;-)
 

Keppler

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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...
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Keppler said:
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...
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'????)

;-)
 

PeterBale

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Staff member
jpbray said:
Yes! they had to arrange "orange juice" for brass band so they get a decent tune. :lol: :lol:
Isn't the main tune played on cor anglais in the original :?:
 

Dave Payn

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PeterBale said:
jpbray said:
Yes! they had to arrange "orange juice" for brass band so they get a decent tune. :lol: :lol:
Isn't the main tune played on cor anglais in the original :?:
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.
 

PeterBale

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

Can the cor anglais play a role in the modern brass band?
Which begs the queston: "Can the Sovereign still be called an english horn " :?: :oops: :wink:
 
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