The skor yike (Khmer: ស្គរយីកេ) is a family of Cambodian frame drums used in Yike theater. There are as many as 13 different sizes, including the largest, the skor mei (approximately 2 feet across, 25 centimeters/9 inches deep). In the Yike drama, the skor mei starts and ends the music.
- Vanna, Ly (September 2002). "Cambodian Percussion". leisurecambodia.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
There are 13 different skor yikei, from large to small. The biggest one is called skor mei- this is always the first drum to start. The theatre leader always beats skor mei (meaning "leading drum") to order, or to stop the activity of the performers.
- Khean, Yun; Dorivan, Keo; Lina, Y; Lenna, Mao. Traditional Musical Instruments of Cambodia (PDF). Kingdom of Cambodia: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. pp. 246–247.
- Photo of a large skor yike.
- Video, first few minutes of Lakon Yike (Yike Opera). Music and Yike drums start at 50 seconds.