NOTE FROM JONAH: This is Part II in “A Guide to Chinese Musical Instruments” a video series for Danwei.
- Guzheng 古筝 | Wu Fei 吴非 | Yuzhou Changwan – Fishermans’ Evening Song 渔舟唱晚
- Erhu 二胡 | Liu Hong 刘虹 | Jiang He Shui – Running River 江河水
- Dizi 笛子 | Zhang Zhongzhong 张钟中 | Mumin Xinge – New Shepherds’ Song 牧民新歌
- Zhongruan 中阮 | Wang Yiping 王一平 | Yi Dance 彝族舞曲
- Pipa 琵琶 | Dong Nan 董楠 | Chunjiang Hua Yueye – Moonlit Night on the Spring River 春江花月夜
- Flowerpot and Paigu Drums 花盆鼓、排鼓 | Wang Jun 王军 | Improvisation 即兴
From Wikipedia:The erhu (二胡; pinyin: èrhú) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.
Erhu 二胡 by Liu Hong 刘虹
Jiang He Shui – Running River 江河水
Thanks to all the featured musicians & teachers from China Conservatory of Music and China Conservatory High School.
Special thanks to Dong Nan for organizing musicians and venues.