A Guideline of Making Isan Long-Drums by Using a Technique of Merging Woods Instead of the Pieces of Wood

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Sayam Chuangprakhon
Weerayut Seekhunlio


The purposes of the study were 1) to develop a guideline of making Isan Long-drums by using a technique of merging woods instead of the pieces of wood, and 2) to produce Isan long-drums by using a technique of merging woods. The researchers studied from the documents and the field and then analyzed to develop ways as the progresses; 1. There were 2 components, the results were found that producing drums in type 2 were difficult and expensive. Therefore, there was a new development by the components of drums divided into 3 parts which adapted into pieces and saw in degrees 14 each. After that the researchers designed the prototype to saw the wood into pieces and not have to use the expensive instruments and machines. Then, bringing those woods to glue with latex in order to match with those 3 parts of the drums and turn the surface beautifully. 2. Producing Isan long-drums by using a technique of merging woods, the drums were assessed through 7 experts including 3 lecturers who teaching local music, 2 heads of long-drums bands, and 2 drums-makers. Their attitudes shown that the quality of sound and the durability were not differ from a piece of wood and it was valuably. In summary, producing drums by using technique of merging woods was value than using a piece of wood and not have to use the big logs. Besides that, lumber could be used to make Isan drums too.


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