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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


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accepted Is it a bad idea to attach my strap just above the nut?
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comment Why is the guitar tuned like it is?
+1 I played guitar for years and never really understood what I was doing, I just memorized chords and runs... then I started learning the mandolin and poof everything seems to make sense - but the chords are a pain.
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comment How to find equivalent notes on different strings of a mandolin?
Thanks for your answer. I just wanted to let you know that the more I have been playing, it is obvious the benefit of being able to stop the note from ringing when you are done with it and I have come to favor the fretted note vs the open string despite the slight increase in dificulty.
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accepted How can I move beyond learning songs?
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asked How can I move beyond learning songs?
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asked Why is there a notch in a guitar's bridge where the B string crosses?
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answered Resources for learning to play the recorder
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comment What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
@AnonJr I agree. I used to take mine with me during my field work in northern AK and although it never had to endure an IED it made it through quite a regular beating!
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comment What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
it would also be useful if you could provide some insight into why you chose these items.
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comment What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
perhaps a thumb piano would be similar but less goofy