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Matthew Gillan. "Dancing Fingers: Embodied Lineages in the Performance of Okinawan Classical Music."
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The following videos and figure accompany Matthew Gillan's article "Dancing Fingers: Embodied Lineages in the Performance of Okinawan Classical Music,” from Ethnomusicology Vol. 57, No. 3.

Video example 1. Shiroma helping a student to tune the sanshin by using right hand gestures. July 2011.

Video example 2. Shiroma demonstrating vocal melody using head movements. July 2011.

Video example 3. Shiroma’s performance of Jūshichihachi bushi, showing hand and head movements. June 2007.

Video example 4. Yamauchi’s demonstration of hand gestures in Nufa bushi. July 2011.

Figure 4. Kunkunshi notation (Nomura-ryū Hozonkai), showing physical gestures in red and black ink.

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