THAI TRADITIONAL NORTHEAST MUSIC


HUEN 
This drum is shaped like a kind being used in the Puangmangkog set. It is always played with a Pipat ensemble. The Glong song-na is characteristically adorned with raw hides rope tying around its body.

KAEN 
Kaen: The most complete and very popular instrument of this area that has very long history for its development dating back to 2,000 to 3,000 years. It is made of a kind of bamboo with metal single reed of tin, silver of copper inside it and joined together with wooden mouth-piece. There are different kinds of Kaen such as Kaen jed (seven bamboo tube) Kaen gao (nine bamboo tubes) played by blowing at the mouth piece and controlling the pitch by opening or closing the holes nearby the side of the tubes with fingers. 

WODE 
Wode is a kind of vertical flute, made of 6-9 various lengths of small bamboo pipes (Mai-ruak or Mai-hia, Mai-ku-khan) bunched together. A player blows against particular part of the wode to produce desired pitch. 

PHIN 
A type of northeastern lute with a pear-shaped body having flets on the neck and over which two-three metal strings run plicked by pick of the right hand while playing. 

PONG-LANG 
Pong lang: A type of melodic percussion played by two players with hard stick. Its shape is like a xylophone consisting of 15 wooden bars stringed together with a strong rope at each end. The lower pitch end is attached to a post or part of a tree and other is hooked to the player's toe or other materials, two performers sit on either side, one playing the melody, the other playing drone accompaniment. The pong lang has no stand size.

JAKAE-KRABUE
Jakae (Kabue) is one of the importance instruments in Mahori khamen ensemble. It has 3 strings which in the olden days made of silk yarn but now is placed by metal strings. The player is using his left hand for pitching the piece and striking the strings by his right hand.

KRACHAPPI
The Krachappi is a plucked stringed instrument. It's turtle shape sound box is made of jackfruit wood or teakwood hollowed out with a sound hold topside. The top of the arm inserted into 2 tuning pegs and the strings. The player used his right hand to strike the strings while using the left hand for pitching the piece. 

SAW-KANTRUM 
Saw Kantrum Saw Kantrum is a boewd stringed instrument with sound box made of wood, the head of which is covered with snake skin. The sound hole is one opposite side of the head. Two metal strings are stretched tight across the length of the stick, which is about 60 cm. long. Two tuning pegs inserted back to front are on the upper length of the stick. A noose is fastened at a distance between the sound box and the pegs so as to tighten the string. The Saw is made in 3 different sizes; there are Tro-chi-(small size) Tro-ek (medium size), Tro-thom (large size).

KLONG-KANTRUM 
A kind one faced drum made of hollow wood with skin covering the face and streched tightly by a series of rope. It is found as a percussive instrument in Kantrum ensemble. 

PI-SALAI 
A kind of double reed oboe accompanied with Kantrum ensemble.

KRAB-KHOO 
Krab khoo: A pair of hard wooden bars two pairs made a set, played with both hands as percussion in "Kantrum ensemble". 



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