Listen Up! “E” is for Erhu


The erhu is a Chinese two-stringed fiddle, and as soon as you hear it, you’ll recognize it as being from China, since it figures in many traditional Chinese melodies.

The erhu has a long neck, with two tuning pegs, and a small body covered with python skin. Two strings are attached from the pegs to the base, and the bow is never separated from the strings. Listen:

21 thoughts on “Listen Up! “E” is for Erhu

  1. I’ve just clicked through all 5 of your April posts; I so admire your commitment to writing something every day! Did you struggle to come up with the theme this year? I know you’ve taken part in previous years so was wondering how you landed on this one. And yes, I’ve made a guess what F will be, but will wait and see!


    1. Hi, Pauline! I generally start planning around Christmas, and while it isn’t necessary to have a theme, I enjoy it. I’m already thinking about next year! All the posts are written and scheduled by mid-March (which is why my writing has been so neglected).


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