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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


Sep
26
comment What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
I love my recorder and it is very portable but I don't think it would be quiet enough to practice in a normal dorm room
Sep
26
answered What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
May
18
comment What to play instead of chords with an informal group?
thanks. I do fall back on some of the 2-finger mandolin chords but I am hoping to spice things up a bit more
May
18
comment What to play instead of chords with an informal group?
thanks for the link. Its actually not an Irish tenor but a 5 string restrung with 4 heavier strings. It sounds similar but has 22 instead of 14 frets which means I can't reach many of the normal Irish tenor chords (at least with my fingers).
May
10
comment What to play instead of chords with an informal group?
@Eric actually it is a 5 string with the little string removed - essentially a plectrum banjo at this point - but then I found that I liked playing it better with it tuned to 5ths like a tenor.
May
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May
10
comment What to play instead of chords with an informal group?
@user393 thanks for the help! That makes sense.
May
10
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May
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May
9
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May
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May
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May
9
asked What to play instead of chords with an informal group?
Apr
14
comment Is it a bad idea to attach my strap just above the nut?
thanks for your thoughts. I wound up accepting @Brazilgrass 's answer based on the very slight margin in upvotes but it doesn't appear to be an open and shut case.
Apr
14
comment Is it a bad idea to attach my strap just above the nut?
@Brazilgrass, thanks for the input. Given the different opinions I left the question open for a while in the hope that one answer would pull ahead on the upvotes but I guess its time to make the call. So given your slight margin, I will accept your answer and try to rig the strap somewhere other than the neck!
Apr
13
asked Is it a bad idea to attach my strap just above the nut?