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Khaen baet, Lao people, northeast Thailand, mid-20th century. A free-reed instrument with eight pairs of bamboo tubes (the longest measuring 88 cm), set into a hardwood windchest and sealed with a wax secreted by an indigenous, wasp-like insect. Each tube contains a brass reed that is activated when a finger hole above the windchest is stopped. The khaen is played both monophonically and polyphonically; it can be used as a solo instrument or to accompany singing. Arne B. Larson Collection…

KHENE The khene (/ˈkɛn/; also spelled "khaen", "kaen" and "khen"; Lao: ແຄນ; Thai: แคน, RTGS: khaen, pronounced [kʰɛ̄ːn]; Vietnamese: khèn; Khmer: គែន) is a mouth organ of Lao origin whose pipes, which are usually made of bamboo, are connected with a small, hollowed-out hardwood reservoir into which air is blown, creating a sound similar to that of the violin. Today associated with the Lao of Laos and Northeast Thailand, similar instruments date back to the Bronze Age of Southeast Asia. In…

ENKULURAI The keluri or keledi, and the enkulurai are extremely rare bamboo free-reed mouth organs found in northwestern Borneo. These instruments bear a remarkable resemblance to the hulusheng, but contain 6 pipes instead of five and the pipes do not pierce the bottom of the gourd. The keluri or keledi is played by the Orang Ulu or 'upriver people' of the interior of Borneo, and the enkulurai is played by the Iban people who live in the lowlands close to the coast.

KEYBOARD GLOCKENSPIEL The keyboard glockenspiel (French: jeu de timbre) is an instrument consisting of a glockenspiel operated by a piano keyboard. It was first used by Handel in the oratorio Saul (1739), and later in the 1739 revivals of his Il Trionfo del Tempo and Acis and Galatea, and the next year in L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Half a century later, Mozart employed a strumento d’acciaio in The Magic Flute (1791) to represent Papageno's magic bells, and this instrument is…

WASHBOARD A washboard is a tool designed for hand washing clothing. With mechanized cleaning of clothing becoming more common by the end of the 20th century, the washboard has become better known for its originally subsidiary use as a musical instrument. The traditional washboard is usually constructed with a rectangular wooden frame in which are mounted a series of ridges or corrugations for the clothing to be rubbed upon. For 19th-century washboards, the ridges were often of wood; by the…

The Bass Marimba is by far the largest and most powerful instrument Cris Forster has built. It is over 12 feet long, and all of the 24 exceptionally large bars are made of Honduras rosewood.

RONDADOR The rondador is a set of chorded cane panpipes that produces two tones simultaneously. It consists of pieces of cane, placed side by side in order by size and closed at one end, and is played by blowing across the top of the instrument. The rondador is considered the national instrument of Ecuador.