Ethan Chastain

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Location: Smyrna, TN
Country: US

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Goin’ to Boston


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Ethan Chastain
11/16/19 11:20:53PM @ethan-chastain:

@Irene,

@Dusty-Turtle is right.  CGC.

 I originally recorded this for #playmusicontheporchday and wanted to drop it down a step in an effort to emphasize the drone characteristics of the mountain dulcimer.

 Also, as Dusty mentioned, the camera angle makes it easy for one to see the fretboard.  I tried to emphasize the use of one finger on the melody string as well.  

Dusty, the “bounce” you mentioned was quite a literal one.  The chair being used was a rotating patio chair and the strumming motion in my right hand was causing the whole chair (and me) to bounce🤣

Dusty Turtle:

@Irene, Ethan seems to be in a CGc tuning. But standard DAd would work as well.  His camera angle makes it easy to "steal" the song, doesn't it?  And his playing has a nice bounce to it, for sure.

 

 


Ethan Chastain
11/16/19 11:09:26PM @ethan-chastain:

Sorry for the slow reply Irene.  I’m out of town at the moment and in all transparency, I did really well to remember to eat breakfast this morning😜

Thank you for the kind words.  The tuning is CGC.  

 

IRENE:

I like this VERY much....hey hey, what the tuning of your strings?   and I'm going to my dulcimer to see if I can melody the bass string too.  THANK YOU and aloha, irene

 


Ethan Chastain
11/16/19 11:02:47PM @ethan-chastain:

Thanks Terry.  The upper octave on the bass string is territory I don’t visit too often and need to work on it more.  I struggle with intonation on the bass string up there and tend to over fret. 

 

Terry Wilson:

Nice playing.  Good job of using the upper octave. Very seldom have I seen someone solo the bass string in the upper octave.  I have huge difficulty playing clear notes in the upper bass.  You made it look easy.

 


Ethan Chastain
11/16/19 10:48:36PM @ethan-chastain:

Thanks Ariane.

 

Ariane:

Very beautiful playing and sound, Ethan.

 


Dusty Turtle
11/16/19 05:40:59PM @dusty-turtle:

@Irene, Ethan seems to be in a CGc tuning. But standard DAd would work as well.  His camera angle makes it easy to "steal" the song, doesn't it?  And his playing has a nice bounce to it, for sure.

 


IRENE
11/15/19 08:58:45PM @irene:

I like this VERY much....hey hey, what the tuning of your strings?   and I'm going to my dulcimer to see if I can melody the bass string too.  THANK YOU and aloha, irene


Terry Wilson
11/15/19 08:28:50AM @terry-wilson:

Nice playing.  Good job of using the upper octave. Very seldom have I seen someone solo the bass string in the upper octave.  I have huge difficulty playing clear notes in the upper bass.  You made it look easy.


Ariane
10/13/19 08:04:12AM @ariane:

Very beautiful playing and sound, Ethan.


Leny-Sue
10/09/19 10:41:27AM @leny-sue:

Nice job. I'm going to put this one on my list to learn.


Ethan Chastain
10/09/19 10:29:23AM @ethan-chastain:

Thanks Dusty.

 

Dusty Turtle:

Nice job!

 


Dusty Turtle
10/08/19 08:00:30PM @dusty-turtle:

Nice job!


Ethan Chastain
10/08/19 08:57:00AM @ethan-chastain:

Thanks Steven.

 

Steven Berger:

Nice version of this tune, Ethan!thumbsup

 


Ethan Chastain
10/08/19 08:56:16AM @ethan-chastain:

Thank you for the kind words John.  

 

John W. McKinstry:

Loved hearing that old song and the way you played it.

 


John W. McKinstry
10/07/19 10:23:10PM @john-w-mckinstry:

Loved hearing that old song and the way you played it.


Steven Berger
10/07/19 09:39:57PM @steven-berger:

Nice version of this tune, Ethan!thumbsup