- Glong khaek
"Glong khaek" ( _th. กลองแขก) is a type of double-headed
barrel drumused in Thai music.
The instrument's name comes from "glong" (meaning "drum") and "khaek" (meaning "Indian" or "Malay"). There are two types of "glong khaek": "glong khaek tua phu" (which is considered to be male) ( _th. กลองแขกตัวผู้) and "glong khaek tua mia" (female) ( _th. กลองแขกตัวเมีย). They are always played in a pair, usually by two players, although if two players are not available a single player may play both drums. The two drums fit their beats together in
hocket, or interlocking form.
drumheadsare played with the hands, like the " glong songna". The "glong khaek tua phu" has a higher pitch and the "glong khaek tua mia" has a lower pitch.
* [http://www.culture.go.th/research/musical/html/en_musical_central.php?musical=glong_khaek "Glong khaek" page]
* [http://www.thaimusic.net/klong-kaak.htm "Glong khaek" page]
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