Khim

The "khim" ( _th. ขิม ; pronounced "kim," with a rising tone, in Thai) is a hammered dulcimer from Thailand and Cambodia. It is made of wood and trapezoidal in shape, with numerous brass strings. It is played with two flexible bamboo sticks and is used as both a solo and ensemble instrument.The instrument was introduced to Thailand and Cambodia from China, where a similar (though usually larger) instrument is called "yangqin"; the "khim" produces a significantly softer sound. Traditional "khim" have two bridges, though in the late 20th century some players began using larger instruments with more bridges.

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* [http://www.sriwittayapaknam.ac.th/multimedia/s_khim.html "Khim" audio]

ee also

*Hammered dulcimer


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