Post by Dick Glasgow on Jun 26, 2007 8:43:24 GMT 1
Khim - Thailand and Cambodia
I wonder how many members here own one of these fascinating instruments?
Khim ...... a hammered dulcimer from Thailand and Cambodia. It is made of wood and trapezoidal in shape, with numerous brass strings. It is played with two flexible bamboo sticks and is used as both a solo and ensemble instrument. The instrument was introduced to Thailand and Cambodia from China, where a similar (though usually larger) instrument is called yangqin; the khim produces a significantly softer sound.