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Huqin (pron. Hoochin)locked

  • Alan R. Thrasher
  •  and Jonathan P.J. Stock


Generic term for Chinese fiddle, literally ‘barbarian string instrument’. The majority of Chinese fiddles are two-string instruments with the bow hair inserted between the strings, but three- and four-string variants are also found. Varieties of huqin are employed in many genres of Chinese music, including opera, regional ensembles and the ‘national music’ orchestra....

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