Glong khaek


Glong khaek

"Glong khaek" ( _th. กลองแขก) is a type of double-headed barrel drum used 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.

Both drumheads are 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.

External links

* [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]

ee also

*Traditional Thai musical instruments
*Glong songna


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