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.