3D40.60 - Chimes/Triangle

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Sound in Metals
Area of Study:
Triangle or Chime, String, mallet or striker.

See Also: 3B39.30 - "Big Ben - Coat Hanger on a String" entry.

Hang the triangle or chime by a string and strike with the mallet.  A large sound that rings for several seconds should be produced.

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