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ONLINE: Advanced Mandolin

with Ethan Setiawan

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

8PM

ONLINE: Advanced Mandolin

  • Bluegrass
  • Bluegrass, Contemporary
  • Bluegrass, Trad
  • Instrumental
  • Old Time
  • Roots
  • School of Music class

*THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS*

In this class, we’ll dive into some more complex, nuanced concepts. Transcription, improvising, metronome exercises, Bach…the list goes on! If you worked through Ethan’s Intermediate/Investigative Mandolin classes, this is the right step for you. 

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm ET on Wednesdays, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15

Please note: Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 1 hour before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Ethan Setiawan

  • Acoustic
  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Instrumental

Ethan Setiawan is a Boston-based mandolin player who’s won such accolades as the National Mandolin Championship, the RockyGrass Mandolin Championship, and a full-ride scholarship to Berklee College of Music.

As an involved member of the Boston alt-bluegrass scene, his path has wended its way through traditional bluegrass, to Bach partitas, to free jazz, and his debut full-length album is made up of original tunes drawing from all these wells. The album was conceived and crafted as a whole; the tunes were written for the band, who were chosen for the tunes. To write the album, he dove deep into the compositional techniques and tunes of some of the pioneers of the current wave of bluegrass: Bela Fleck, Matt Flinner, David Grisman and Mike Marshall, to name a few. After months of writing, discarding, and editing, a body of tunes emerged as clear candidates for a record. Over several years, the community around Ethan in the Northeast and Midwest evolved into the perfect band for a project such as this.

The band features Julian Pinelli and Avery Merritt on fiddles, Sam Leslie on guitar, and Jacob Warren playing bass. The recording process took place at the Record Company in Boston, and the resulting album contains close friends and bandmates, a batch of carefully crafted tunes, and the freshest grooves in bluegrass. Skilled engineer and mandolinist Dan Bui of Twisted Pine engineered and mixed the album.

He’s a member of bands Theory Expats, The Leafless, Corner House, The Harmolodic String Band, and OctoPladd. ​

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