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Traditional Khmer Wind Instruments
These descriptions are taken from;
“Traditional Musical Instruments of Cambodia. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Printed by Japan Sotoshu Relief Committee (JSRC). Cambodia; 1994.”
is a wind instrument which uses a spilt reed in the mouth piece. This instrument is long and round made of wood. The mouthpieces are of dried palm leaf inserted into a small copper tube. The palm leaf is folded into four layers and attached to a small copper pipe with cotton thread, then inserted into the
with a piece of bees wax.
The voice of the
is unique. The timbre of the instrument can be changed to form twelve to sixteen different sounds, simply by adjusting the fingering and tuning.
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