Then it was decided to make a series of krap on two tracks to support it. Roneat ek, ranat ek lek, ranat thum, pattala Sound sample: seven-note scale played on the Ranat ek The ranat ek ( Thai : ระนาดเอก , pronounced [ranâːt ʔèːk] , "also xylophone") is a Thai musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of 21 wooden bars suspended by cords over a boat-shaped trough resonator and struck by two mallets. Ranat ek lek is similar to these instruments: Ranat thum lek, Traditional Thai musical instruments, Piphat and more. ระนาด; also spelled ranad or ranaat ) is the generic name for keyboard percussion instruments used in the music of Thailand. Chap yai s diameter is 24… …   Wikipedia, Ching (musical instrument) — Ching A pair of ching Classification Percussion (idiophone) The ching (Khmer: ឈឹង; Thai …   Wikipedia, Ranat — may refer to:*Ranat (musical instrument), a traditional Thai musical instrument *The Ranat, a race in Star Wars …   Wikipedia, Ranat ek lek — The ranat ek lek ( th. The ranat is a kind of percussion instrument which evolved from the grap. It is used as a leading instrument in the piphat ensemble. idiophone. The bars of the various types of "ranat" may be made from hardwood or bamboo ("ranat ek" (ระนาดเอก) and "ranat thum" (ระนาดทุ้ม)), metal ("ranad ek lek" (ระนาดเอกเหล็ก) and "ranad thum lek" (ระนาดทุ้มเหล็ก)), or, much more rarely, glass ("ranat kaeo"). It has 21 or 22 wooden bars suspended by cords over a boat shaped trough resonator, and is played with two mallets. Thai Musical Instruments: Chakhe, Chap (Instrument), Ching (Instrument), Khene, Khim, Khlui, Khong Mon, Khong Wong Lek, Khong Wong Yai, Klong Kh Print on Demand (Paperback) – 12 September 2013 Skip to main content. Taphone = Percussion. Originally a pair of grap where used to keep the rhythm. google_color_bg = "339900"; Later, krap were put into a series. Share. //-->. Ranat ( th. It has 21 or 22 wooden bars suspended by cords over a boat shaped trough resonator, and is played with two mallets.