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A triangle is an example of an idiophone

An idiophone is a type of musical instrument that makes sound from the material of the instrument itself.[1] They do not use reeds, strings or resonators.[1] Most percussion instruments that are not drums are idiophones. Idiophones make their sound by hitting, rubbing or shaking.[2] Drums are not idiophones. Neither are stringed instruments. Examples of idiophones include the triangle, wood block, maracas, bell, and gong.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "idiophone". On Music Dictionary. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  2. Steve Tomecek, Music (New York: Chelsea House, 2010), p. 122