内容简介The rich connotation of Chinese traditional culture and deep heritage is being known by more and more foreign friends．For the strong interest in Chinese culture，music lovers around the world are attracted further more by the glamour of the Chinese f01l（music．Many foreigners are also quite interested in 1earning a little Chinese folk music as a channel to understand Chinese culture．Many foreign tourists buy Chinese national musical instmments as the novel and unique souvenirs to take back to their own countries．The erhu is a musical instrument with a more melancholy，1yrical and melodious sound，its sound is easy to enter people’s innermost feelings， touch people’s emotion．Nowadays，the pressure is quite big in the modem society tllis feature of the erhu can helo people relieve stress．As the erhu has a beautiful sound，the simple structure and it is very easy to leam， therefore，it attracts many foreigners．
The elementary knowledge about the erhu
Chapter One Introduction
Chapter Two The skill of the right hand
Chapter Three The skill of the left hand
Chapter Four Etudes and musical compositions
精彩书摘concentrate the force contracted by the muscles to the movement of your fingers. If the wrist bends excessively， the force of your fingers pressing the strings will be correspondingly reduced （ see picture 6 ）. For example， when you make a fist， if your wrist is in a natural state， you can clench your fist. if the wrist bends excessively， the fingers will be short of force， and you won't be able to clench your fist. If the wrist stretches backwards excessively （ see picture 7 ）， you will have difficulty in raising your fingers. If the wrist is natural， you will be able to raise your fingers comfortably. Therefore， the more natural your wrist is， the more active and forceful the movement of your fingers can be.
Emphasizing the movement of the knuckles. A knuckle is the finger joint at the root of a finger， which joins the palm （ see picture 4 ）. When the fingers touch or leave the strings， the knuckles should move mainly and other finger joints move slightly. If other finger joints move excessively， it will make the fingers passive to touch or leave the strings.