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An èrhú (Chinese violin) in Xi’an, China – 2 January, 2013

03/01/2013

I have just a short post for you today…

While trading guitar tunes with the owner of a small music shop in Xi’an, China, an èrhú player came by and showed off his chops. He has amazing technique, including a killer vibrato. It was a treat to sit only 3 feet away and observe how the instrument is played.

An èrhú (Chinese violin) player in Xi'an, China - 2 January, 2013

An èrhú (Chinese violin) player in Xi’an, China – 2 January, 2013

Here’s what the instrument looks like. Notice it has only two strings. They are tuned in harmony to each other then played together (think of two-string sets on a 12 string guitar).

Chinese èrhú

That’s all for today!

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