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Erhu

Erhu

Exploring the Erhu: A Timeless Presence in Chinese Music. Discover its roots in traditional performances, its role in ‘guoyue,’ and its evolving significance through the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Electric Violin

Electric Violin

From Silent Roots to Modern Pulse. Born in the 1920s, it harmonized with amplification’s rise. Overcoming challenges, it found its voice across genres like jazz, rock, and contemporary classics.

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Electric Bass Guitar

Electric Bass Guitar

The electric bass guitar is a string instrument tuned an octave lower than an acoustic guitar. It is widely used in various genres like pop, rock, jazz, blues, indie, and funk.

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Ektara

Ektara

The ektara, an ancient Indian stringed instrument, has a bamboo neck and gourd resonator with one string. It produces a drone that can be adjusted in pitch and is typically plucked or bowed.

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Euphonium

Euphonium

The euphonium is a piston-valved brass wind instrument that is played upright with the sound-producing bell of the instrument at the top.

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