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Chinese Bowed String Instruments Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

Chinese Bowed String Instruments

In my first post about traditional Chinese instruments, I covered some of the history and background, along with the plucked string instruments. In that post, we learned about the guqin, pipa, ruan, and guzheng. Now, let’s focus on the Chinese bowed string instruments. Huqin Instruments The Er Hu belongs to a series of Chinese instruments known as…

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Chinese Instruments: èr hú or Chinese Violin (二胡) Posted by on Sep 6, 2011

The èr hú (二胡) is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument affectionately called the “Chinese violin” or “Chinese two-stringed fiddle” by westerners.  If you have ever taken a walk down a crowded Chinese street, waited for a train in the subway, or enjoyed a weekend stroll through the park, you’ve undoubtedly heard the ear-piercing cry of the er hu. Love it…

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