New tab added–Grant Street Rock. This is a tune I wrote for this year’s 4th annual Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us. It is a slinky tune w/ lots of syncopation. As was last year’s tune (Grant Street Blues–also on the tab page), it’s named after one of the Camp’s sponsors and seat […]
I have several left over T-Shirts from all 4 years of the camp in the Storefront. These are available for $20 shipping included in the USA. Each year has limited sizes available.
This is a demonstration of my arrangement of Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney) that I developed for a class I taught at my mandolin camp this summer on arranging rock standards for mandolin. Obviously, the cool part of the tune–the Gminor hook between the opening verse and the reggae-influenced bridge–is what drives this arrangement. […]
Hello all In the past two years of the current incarnation of the website, I have had 100,000 visits–80,000 of them unique users. During that time I have had 100,000 visits to my tablature page. This bandwidth usage is expensive. Until now, I’ve operated according to a donation only “give as you see fit” philosophy. […]
Well, many of you will now benefit from the work put into this year’s mandolin camp. I have posted tabs to Zeppelin’s The Rain Song (my most requested tune to tab), AC/DC’s Back in Black, Cream’s Sunshine of Your Love, and Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die. These each demonstrate that with some forethought and understanding of your instrument, you […]
The 2014 Richter Mandolin Camp is now over. It’s 4th year was a success with co-instruction from Don Julin and 23 attendees from around the country, coming as far as New Mexico and Colorado. The camp spent much time on developing musical identity, learning the mandolin fretboard, jamming for dummies, how to arrange […]
Newly released for iPad and Macintosh is Richter Mandolin: Postmodern Blues, Rock & Alt-Folk Mandolin. In Richter Mandolin: Postmodern Blues, Rock & Alt-Folk Mandolin, mandolinist Jim Richter shares insights and techniques that punctuate his style of blues, rock, and folk mandolin. Key to this edition are three chapters that address stylistic development, motivation, and self-conceptualization as a […]
2nd Edition Now Available as a PDF Digital Download (without iPad edition media) With the soon-to-be-released Edition 3 of the Richter Mandolin iBook on iTunes, I am now offering Edition 2 as an immediate digital download. It has everything from the iPad version of Edition 2 except for the media files. Price is $5 (immediate digital download-14MB)