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Chinese Music: Learn to Play the Erhu

This course listing applies to a Fall 2009 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Fall 2009
Music 98/198
1 Unit(s)



About the Course:

This is a performance course in which students learn to play the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument.

This is a course for beginners, there are no prerequisites, and it is open to all interested students.

Students will learn to read music and become familiar with how to properly play the instrument. Students will be required to practice the weekly assignments out of class time. After completing the course, students should be able to perform three traditional erhu pieces as well as various exercises.

The music department will only be able to provide 4 erhus for this DeCal, so students will be encouraged to provide their own instruments (more information will be given on the first day).

How to Enroll:

Beginning Section:

The first class is scheduled to meet during the second week of instruction on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 (NOTE: Class may meet in 125 Morrison Hall due to expected turnout). Attendance is MANDATORY if you wish to enroll in the course.

Show up to the first class to receive syllabus and to go over course requirements and expectations. Enrollment will begin after the first class.

Contact the student facilitator if you have any questions or if you cannot make the first class.

Intermediate Section:

The first class is scheduled to meet during the second week of instruction on Monday, August 31, 2009. The Intermediate Section is designed for students who have previously taken the course. For any other students that have experience playing the erhu that would like to enroll, send an e-mail to the student facilitator for consideration.


Course Contact: brianchow AT

Faculty Sponsor: Benjamin Brinner

Time & Location:

BeginnerBrian Chow
14135 Morrison HallW 4:00-6:009/02full
IntermediateBrian Chow
135 Morrison HallM 4:30-6:008/31full

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