29 October 2015

Your Optimal Qianjin Position

29 October 2015,
 5

Every Erhu player has different arm and finger length. Some have short fingers and some have rather long fingers. The position of the Qianjin […]


22 October 2015

2 Ways to Fine Tune Your Erhu

22 October 2015,
 6

About 95% of Erhus come with friction pegs. Not only that, all the good/ expensive / valuable Erhus come with friction pegs. If you […]


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 […]


25 March 2015

Assessing an Erhu from pictures

25 March 2015,
 0

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


1 March 2015

Troubleshooting Erhu – Scratchy Open Strings

1 March 2015,
 4

Once in a while I get customers who email me that their erhu has a funny sound. While we set up our erhus nicely […]