Khong wong lek

The khong wong lek (Thai: ฆ้องวงเล็ก, pronounced [kʰɔ́ːŋ woŋ lék]) is a gong circle used in Thai classical music. It has 18 tuned bossed gongs, and is smaller and higher in pitch than the khong wong yai. Both instruments are played in the same manner, the khong wong lek plays a faster and more ornate variation on the principal melody, with less use of two-note chords. Each gong is tuned with beeswax under it.

Khong wong lek
Classification Percussion (idiophone)
Related instruments
Khong wong yai

It is equivalent to the Cambodian Kong toch.[1]

References

  1. Peter Fletcher (2001). World Musics in Context. Oxford University Press. p. 300.
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