9 October 2015

Types of Sheng

9 October 2015,
 0

When people think of Chinese instruments, the first that comes to mind is usually the erhu, pipa, or dizi. The only instrument in the […]


8 October 2015

Marking your Erhu for better intonation

8 October 2015,
 2

Getting good intonation on the Erhu is always a struggle for Erhu players, especially for beginners.  Unlike fretted instruments like guitar or mandolin, the Erhu […]


2 October 2015

Comparing 2 models of Dizi

2 October 2015,
 2

One of the frequently asked questions is what is the difference between a good Dizi and a very good Dizi. Well, the difference is […]


29 April 2015

15 Observations from SYF Chinese Orchestra 2015

29 April 2015,
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(Disclaimer: The following views are subjective from a layman’s point of view and do not represent the views of MOE.) The SYF Chinese orchestra […]


25 March 2015

Assessing an Erhu from pictures

25 March 2015,
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Recently I got an email from a customer saying that his old erhu is sounding grainy even after he rosins the bow. I asked […]