The triangle is made from a plated steel rod. A good triangle will produce many overtones and is commonly available in a range of sizes between six to ten inches. The triangle beater may vary, but is usually made from a metal rod. A variety of beaters are necessary to produce a variety of sounds and dynamics from the instrument. The instrument is held up by the musician with a triangle holder and struck with the opposite hand holding the beater. The triangle holder is generally a wood clamp attached to a nylon cord that suspends the triangle.