How Not To Play the Erhu

This fantastic suite of instructional videos has been brought to you by Frescabaldilocks and the Three Viols.

The first viol was too sharp.  The second viol was too flat.  But, the last viol was just.

Cellos have F-holes, Viols have C-holes, and Recorder Ensembles have A-holes.


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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