二胡 – The Erhu

After nearly 10 years of wanting one, I finally placed an order for my first ehru. To celebrate, I will dedicate this post to this remarkable instrument.  The erhu (二胡 pronounced êɻxǔ) is an ancient Chinese bowed-string instrument.  It has two strings (D and A above), between which the bow is trapped.  Here is perhaps the most famous erhu piece:

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