Ethan Setiawan

is creating mandolin transcriptions and lessons

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Fender Medium
$3
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  • early access to social media/youtube videos going up
  • exclusive content - informal videos of tunes, new things I’m working on
Dunlop Primetone
$5
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  • 1 lesson video/month
  • early access to social media/youtube videos going up
  • exclusive content - informal videos of tunes, new things I’m working on
Pro Plec
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  • 1 transcription/6 months
  • 1 lesson video/month
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  • exclusive content - informal videos of tunes, new things I’m working on

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About

Hello there! I’m Ethan Setiawan, and I’m a mandolinist based in Boston MA. I make my living traveling around the country playing music, and making various things come together at home in Boston including recording and teaching. I’ve mainly been touring recently with my band Corner House, and I’ve been on the road with Darol Anger and Tony Trischka.

As the world changes around all of us, musicians are starting to explore alternative ways of connecting with audiences besides traditional routes of touring and merch sales. To that end I’m offering custom transcriptions and lessons through Patreon.

As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, I’ve deeply felt the impact of the late great John McGann. While I never had the privilege of studying with him personally, his spirit still pervades the American Roots Music Program at Berklee, and especially the mandolin curriculum, which is carried on with honor and vigor by Joe K. Walsh. Inspired by John’s long running transcription service, I’m starting this Patreon to carry that tradition in my own way.

A couple things are available through this Patreon. The part I’m most excited about is custom transcriptions. Depending on what tier you choose, you’ll get a transcription of your choice every 6, 3, 2, or 1 months of any tune or solo (pick 1), as well as a video of me teaching a tune every month. At certain tiers you can have input on what tunes I teach as well. I’m really excited to dig into this with all of you; I’ll learn something with every transcription I do as well. At lower tiers, there are some solid options as well. At $5/month, you have the option of receiving the tune teaching videos, and at $2/month, you’ll receive exclusive content and early access (this comes with all the other tiers as well).

I play the mandolin, but can transcribe any instrument - if you're interested in transcriptions besides mandolin music please reach out and don't hesitate to become a member! 
Goals
$86 of $600 per month
At $600 a month, I’ll be able to upload periodic video interviews with mandolin players I run into. We’ll play a couple tunes, discuss *the mandolin* and take questions from you all.
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Writings
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Videos

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