Project 365, Day 41; Learning to Play the Erhu

I saw this Chinese gentleman in Jack London Square, Oakland, today, and tried to talk to him to ask him the name of the instrument he was playing. He spoke no English. I soon saw that language wasn’t necessary between student and teacher. I came home and Googled Chinese musical instruments and found that it was the Erhu being played; an instrument introduced into China more than a thousand years ago.

Photos by Angeline M

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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4 Responses to Project 365, Day 41; Learning to Play the Erhu

  1. Yatin says:

    Interesting instrument!
    There’s something similar in Indian folk music too


  2. Just saw this instrument the other day on the Israeli version of The Amazing Race. The sound is too squeaky for my taste, but I like the simplicity of the Erhu (thanks for teaching me this new word).


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