Ranat ek lek
|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.
- Khryang Tii : hit instruments (made of metal) page from SEAsite
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