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Correct Erhu Posture

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ID: 2927 Intermediate
  In today's video lesson, we demo a real Er hu and show off this wonderful instrument for you. In the dialogue you'll hear a music teacher give some useful tips to their student on correct posture to make the er hu sing out. Living in China? Click to watch on QQ Photo by nasrul ekram
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liàn to practice
肩膀 jiānbǎng shoulders
几乎 jīhū almost
紧张 jǐnzhāng tense
老师,我练琴第一个礼拜,就练到肩膀好痠,几乎不能动,怎么办?
lǎoshī ,wǒ liàn qín dì yī ge lǐbài ,jiù liàn dào jiānbǎng hǎo suān ,jīhū bù néng dòng ,zěnme bàn ?
Sir, I've been practicing the erhu for a week and already my shoulders are aching. I can hardly even move, what should I do?
这是因为你太紧张,会耸肩。
zhè shì yīnwèi nǐ tài jǐnzhāng ,huì sǒngjiān 。
That's because you're too tense. You tend to tense your shoulders.
可是我都会先松松肩膀再开始拉琴啊。
kěshì wǒ dōuhuì xiān sōng song jiānbǎng zài kāishǐ lā qín ā 。
But I always loosen up my shoulders before I start playing.
那你现在拉这首曲子,我帮你看你的姿势。
nà nǐ xiànzài lā zhè shǒu qǔzi ,wǒ bāng nǐ kàn nǐ de zīshì 。
Then when you're playing this tune, I'll help you by inspecting your posture.
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