Saturday, September 6, 2008


The ''erxian'' is a Chinese string instrument in the ''huqin'' family of instruments. It has two strings and is used primarily in Cantonese music. In the 1920s, following the development of the ''gaohu'', the ''erxian'' experienced a decline and since the late 20th century has been little used.

Similar instruments also called ''erxian'' are used in Chaozhou music and in the ''nanguan'' music of the Fujian province and Taiwan.

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