Erhu, also known as Xi Qin, Nanhu and Wengzi, is one of the traditional Chinese instruments and a representative of the traditional Chinese stringed instruments. It has a history of about 1,000 years.
Erhu fiddle:Erhu fiddle
The structure of Erhu mainly consists of piano barrel, piano skin, piano pole, strings, bow and Piano skin. Through the push and pull of the bow, the resonance body of the piano skin pronunciation is vibrated after wiping the strings. Erhu is usually made of rosewood or mahogany. The bottom of the erhu fiddle canister is hexagonal and octagonal. There is a sound window behind the erhu fiddle canister. The sound window not only plays the role of decoration, but also plays the role of multi-sound filtering. On the other side of the piano barrel is the erhu fiddle skin, which is made of snake skin. The quality of erhu fiddle skin determines the timbre and volume of Erhu.
When playing erhu, the performer needs to sit upright, put the bottom of Erhu on his legs and rub the strings with his bow. Unlike western instruments, erhu usually plays music with sad and sad elements, but with happy music. Now Peking Opera, Henan Opera and other operas have Erhu as accompaniment instruments.