Erhu – A Chinese 2 String Fiddle

Erhu - A Chinese 2 String Fiddle

On a hot summer day in a water town called Zhu Jia Jiao near Shanghai China, I saw this man playing the Erhu. The Erhu (Chinese two-stringed fiddle ) 二胡. The history of Erhu dates back to the Tang Dynasty, descendants of a Mongolian tribe.

I changed the photo to CinemaScope type of finish. This in part because the photo reminded me of an old movie with the older style housing behind him.

3 thoughts on “Erhu – A Chinese 2 String Fiddle

  1. This instrument sounded somewhat like a violin but with more of a twang to it, a bit different. This will sound strange but in a way the music this man was playing sounded sad. I suppose it could have been the song he was playing. I’ve seen this instrument played twice now and both times by older gentlemen. I hope learning how to play this instrument is not a fading talent.

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