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Created on: 12 Jan 2009
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For all Er-Hu sounds lovers:)

Its more as instrument.. its live styl

Huqin (胡琴; pinyin: húqín) are a family of bowed string instruments used in Chinese music. They consist of a round, hexagonal, or octagonal sound box at the bottom with a stick attached that protrudes upwards. Instruments in the huqin family have two strings (except the sihu, which has four strings tuned in pairs) and their soundboxes are typically covered with either snakeskin or thin wood. Huqin instruments have either two (or, more rarely, four) tuning pegs, one peg for each string. The pegs are attached horizontally through holes drilled in the stick. Most huqin have the bow hair pass in between the strings.

The most common huqin are the erhu (essentially a Chinese violin), zhonghu (Chinese viola), and gaohu (a higher pitched instrument commonly used in Cantonese music.) Over thirty types of huqin instruments have been documented.

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  • silverlage

    Lovely instrument.

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Erkan-Yilmaz

    some more info on the đàn cò / Đàn nhị (Wikipedia)

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • crewmanek

    yes, er-hu is one type of huqin instruments, but is not easy say what is best instrument. Now i like too vietnam variant of er-hu - Dan co - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jvu2xzr-KI you can buy here: http://www.rhythmfusion.com/product/H17/Er-HuBowed-string-instrument-from-Vietnam.html

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • xxweirdwonderxx

    I WANT ONE. I'm gonna save up money to buy one after high school lul

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Erkan-Yilmaz

    some update: - there exists now a group haegeum (if some of you know some more artists, please share your knowledge). - is playable now (if someone wants to reorganize tags ;-) or just enjoy the music) playable since long: ,

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Erkan-Yilmaz

    Saw yesterday an Erhu player (not Asian) in the inner city of Karlsruhe, Germany. Too bad I didn't have more time to listen and watch.

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Erkan-Yilmaz

    @Misfit_Punk84: You can do this also alone, there are programs which do acoustic fingerprinting, see here e.g. I used once Shazam (successfully for one track) which is available for different mobile phones.

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • Misfit_Punk84

    theres this song that i have on my computer played on the erhu and i dont know what the name of it is its beautifull... if i sent somone a copy of it would they be able to tell me what it is?

    15 Apr 2010 Reply
  • crewmanek

    Same here:)

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • elyador

    I love the erhu. it is so beautiful sounding! The first time i heard it, i knew i wanted to play. unfortunately, it is dificult to obtain an erhu where i live. it is even more dificult to find someone who know how to play, I will have to teach myself when i get one.

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • art_anti_de

    I've seen an Erhu in my local Cinese Stuff Shop. I'll buy it as soon as I get my salary.

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • crewmanek

    二胡 = erhu?:)

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
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