Xi Qin

Xiqin (pinyin: xī qín), also known as Erhu, originated in the Tang Dynasty. Xiqin can play all kinds of music flexibly, with cadence and rhythm, continuous and free, and can vividly express various emotions such as joy, anger, sadness, music, etc., especially the portamento played by it, which is almost the reproduction of language voice.


  • Chinese name:Xi Qin
  • alias:Erhu
  • Origin:China
  • origin:Tang Dynasty, China
Xiqin, a stringed instrument. Began in the Tang Dynasty, also known as Ji (tongxi) qin. It has a long history and simple shape. The pronunciation is soft and the timbre is pleasant. Can be used solo, ensemble, or to accompany song and dance.
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Fang Jinlong (1963-), a native of Anqing, Anhui Province, a famous Chinese pipa player, a representative of modern five-string pipa, one of the "Four Heavenly Kings of Chinese Music", is now the "Jinlong Music Studio" of the Guangdong Provincial Art Institute Artistic Director.
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Xiqin, introduced from North Korea during the Tang and Song Dynasties, is also known as Huqin, Jiqin, Xihu, Xianghu, etc. It is popular in Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang and other provinces, especially in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Jilin Province.
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Xiqin is a Korean stringed instrument with a history of more than 1,000 years. It occupies an important position in the traditional Korean music.
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Zhang Jiawei, a huqin performer from the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, held a special Huqin music exchange at the small theater of the Taijiang District Cultural Center. At the scene, in the style of a talk show, he gave everyone 7 Huqin instruments in one breath: the Erquanqin specially tailored for the performance of "Erquan Reflecting the Moon", the coconut shell made of coconut shells for the speaker, and the Jinghu, Zhonghu, Erhu, Guangdong Gaohu, Xiqin.
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The craftsmanship of Xiqin is very particular. The craftsmen of all dynasties have used the wood of Changbai Mountain as the vibration panel, the bamboo with the inner diameter of 10 cm, the strings of silk, and the horsetail. And thin bamboo rods to make bows.
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