Is there something else I should learn first before attempting to play the chinesse erhu?
I have no prior musical training or experience of any kind - I can't even read sheet music. Nevertheless, I've wanted to learn to play the Erhu for years. I've priced a few instruments and found tutorials and books to learn from as I have been unable to find an instructor in my area (Salt Lake, Utah area).
Given my lack of experience and lack of in-person access to a mentor/instructor, should I learn something more traditional first? I thought maybe the cello, but the truth is that I lack the interest in playing the cello and would prefer to jump right in with the erhu unless it is recommended otherwise.