Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ZOEN Hangouts on Air: Introduction to Erhu

Over the next two months, The ZOEN will be highlighting some of the more obscure ethnic instruments you’ll find on our site. Join us to learn the unique sounds and basic playing technique of taiko drum, didgeridoo, ocarina and more. We’ll be kicking things of with the Erhu:

August 16, 2013 @ 2-2:30PM EST

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Description: Did you know the erhu is an instrument made with snake skin?  The erhu's history goes back 1000 years, and originated from outside China. The erhu reads both traditional and cipher notation known as Jianpu (Gempoo).

In the Hangout, instructor David Mendoza will introduce the instrument, its unique history and the music. This brief history lesson will be followed by a demonstration. David will play the erhu and walk viewers through the basics of technique.

Participants of this hangout are encouraged to bring questions for the Q&A session to follow David’s erhu demonstration. Those interested in diving deeper are welcome to sign up for one-on-one lessons with David Mendoza in The ZOEN.

Instructor: David Mendoza is a deeply committed music educator who began teaching privately in 2004. He specializes in teaching stringed instruments: violin, viola, cello, and erhu.

Participants: This hangout has a 4 student maximum. Register now to secure your spot!

Viewers: To join the Hangout, just sign into Google+ and add the ZOEN +Page to your circles. Then, on Friday, navigate to your Stream where you’ll be able to view our Hangout live with just one click.

Hope you can make this exciting Hangout! If you’re unable to attend, be sure to check out David’s Erhu Hangout on The ZOEN’s YouTube channel afterwards. And keep your eyes peeled for future Hangouts on Air from The ZOEN.

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