Technical Analysis and Method Research of Erhu Bowing

Jianpei ZHAO


“30% of fingering, 70% of bowing.” Bowing is the key technique in playing Erhu, and it is also the most important part in evaluating the level of Erhu performance. Taking control of the force, speed, and strength of the bow and pitch and tones of the strings are important factors in playing Erhu. This article discusses the requirements of Erhu bowing, the practice method of Erhu bowing, and the technique of Erhu bowing in various styles of music and speed.


Erhu; Pitch; Tone; Bowing; Technique

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