Chap (instrument)

A chap or chhap (Thai: ฉาบ, Khmer: ឆាប) is a percussion instrument. It is made from bronze, as is a ching, but is thinner.[1] The chap consists of two thin, round disks or plates with a bulge in the center.[1] The plates are held against the hands like cymbals, using handles made of string, passing through a hole in the center of each plate.[1] The name comes from the sound the instrument makes when struck directly together, "chap, chap."[1] The "timbre or tone" change when struck at an angle.[1]

There are two kinds of chap: chap lek and chap yai. A chap lek's diameter is 12-14 cm. A chap yai's diameter is 24-26 cm. The Cambodian names for the two kinds of chap are chap thom (large chap) and chap toch (small chap).[1]

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  1. Romly, Slesh (10 January 2016). "គងមន [Kong mong]". pp. 204–205. Retrieved 16 October 2018. [image from an unidentified book or poster] គងមន Korng mong
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