Ranat ek lek

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Ranat ek lek
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Classification Percussion (idiophone)
Related instruments
Roneat dek, ranat ek, ranat thum lek

The ranat ek lek (Thai: ระนาดเอกเหล็ก, pronounced [ranâːt ʔèːk lèk]) is a metallophone used in the classical music of Thailand. It is the smaller of the two sizes of Thai metallophone; the larger one is called ranat thum lek.

The ranat ek lek consists of flat metal slabs placed over a rectangular wooden resonator. It is played with two bamboo sticks with padded ends.

The ranat ek lek is very similar to the Khmer roneat dek.

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