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Playing the Erhu

Sophomore Andie Liu explains how she came to play the Chinese violin

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Playing the Erhu

Jai Uparkar and Tyler Cho

The erhu, a two-stringed musical instrument which is more commonly known as the Chinese violin, was created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.). Considered one of the most popular Chinese musical instrument, the erhu is played with a bamboo and horsehair bow, a small sound box with a long upright neck, and strings held in place with tuning pegs.

About the Writers
Jai Uparkar, Features Editor

Jai Uparkar is a junior and a second-year staff member. She previously served as a multimedia news editor, and now serves as a print features editor. She...

Tyler Cho, Staff Writer

Tyler is currently a sophomore and first year El Estoque staff member. In his free time, he enjoys playing club and school volleyball, reading thrillers,...