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Laura Risk. “The Chop: The Diffusion of an Instrumental Technique across North Atlantic Fiddling..."
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The following PDF and videos accompany Laura Risk’s article "The Chop: The Diffusion of an Instrumental Technique across North Atlantic Fiddling Traditions,” from Ethnomusicology Vol. 57, No. 3.

Figure 1 (PDF): Graphic representation of the diffusion of the chop, 1966-2013

Figure 2 (video): Alfonso Merino demonstrates a 6/8 chopping pattern that he learned from cellist Natalie Haas. June 2011.

Figure 3 (video): Alfonso Merino demonstrates a chopping pattern to accompany a muiñera. June 2011.

Figure 4 (video): Alfonso Franco demonstrates a chopping pattern to accompany a xota. June 2011.

Figure 5 (video): Alfonso Franco and Alfonso Merino play Xota de Monforte with an accompanying chopping pattern. June 2011.

Figure 6 (video): Hanneke Cassel sings the Scottish reel Millbrae and demonstrates a chopping accompaniment. September 2010.

Figure 7 (video): Hanneke Cassel demonstrates a bluegrass chop. September 2010.

Figure 8 (video): Ryan McKasson demonstrates a chop that he regularly uses. September 2010.

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