二胡 èrhú

The erhu (二胡; èrhú), also called nanhu (南胡, "southern fiddle"), or "Chinese two-string fiddle," is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular instrument in the huqin (胡琴) family of Chinese bowed string instruments, together with the zhonghu (中胡), gaohu (高胡), banhu (板胡), jinghu (京胡), sihu (四胡).

Here's how it sounds like:



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