Saturday, September 6, 2008


The ''zhonghu'' is a low-pitched bowed string instrument. It is a member of the huqin family together with the erhu and gaohu, and was developed in the 20th century as the alto member of the huqin family to be used in orchestras of Chinese traditional instruments.

The ''zhonghu'' is the same as the erhu but is slightly larger and is lower pitched. Its body is covered on the playing end with snakeskin. The instrument has two strings, which are generally tuned to the interval of a , to A and E or to G and D .



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