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Castles Made of Sand tablature available to members

Hendrix’s “Castles Made of Sand” is now available on the Tablature page for site members.  The PDF and Notion files are both included.

There will soon be an instructional video of this arrangement on Mandolins Heal The World.

Castles Made of Sand (Jimi Hendrix) on Pono Octave Mandolin

It has been awhile!!  2016 was a year of doctoral-focused work.  I wrote an early thesis and took my qualifying exams (I passed, thank you very much).

Being a bit burned out by school and work, I’ve taken 2017 off from school, allowing me to focus on work, family, and especially music.  I couldn’t host my mandolin camp last year due school.  This year the camp is back on, and I’m already thinking of new things to arrange for mandolin.

Case in point.  One of my favorite Hendrix compositions–Castles Made of Sand.  I had tried working it up on the mandolin, but I kept hearing octave in my head.  This is played on a new Pono octave mandolin.  It has a Terz-size body (equivalent to a size 5 Martin–think 50’s era Marty Robbins).

Though I’ve been delinquent, I will start posting more music instruction.  However, for in-depth video instruction, I will contribute to Don Julin’s Mandolins Heal the World website:  http://mandolinshealtheworld.com/.  Don has some interesting folks on there!

Enjoy!

New tab and video: The Needle and the Damage Done (Neil Young)

One of the requisite tunes that one learns as a young guitarist.  This arrangement, though simple, is a challenge due to the double stop that is maintained on the high A and E strings while the walking bass is done on the low G.  This is to keep the tonality of Neil’s acoustic guitar arrangement.

Tab is for subscribers in the Tablature section.

Tico Tico

 

After 8 years of playing an F-hole mandolin, I’ve gone back to playing a vintage Gibson oval hole.  I’ve had a 1914 F2, a 1926 F2, and a 1927 F4. The mandolin in the video is a 1919 Gibson F4 that was refinished by Gibson in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Whenever I play an oval hole, my ears always go back to Jethro Burns. Tico Tico is one that Jethro popularized for mandolinists.

Video YouTube Lesson for SRV’s Pride & Joy

Yesterday I posted a 15 minute YouTube lesson for last months’ tab of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Pride & Joy.  Tab is available to Tab Subscribers to this site.  Enjoy the lesson.

Hootenanny! now available as YouTube movie rental

Hootenanny!, the 2004 concert video of myself and Gordon Bonham at the Crazy Horse Pub in Bloomington, Indiana, has now been released as a video rental on YouTube (for the low price of $1.99).  So besides the option of purchasing outright through this website, you can now rent!

Originally released on DVD and now out-of-print, Hootenanny! is again available–this time as a digital download and rental

Filmed live at the Crazy Horse Pub in November, 2003, blues master Gordon Bonham and mandolinist Jim Richter explore the rich overlapping of Blues and Old-Time Country music and show how one is not too far removed from the other. 70 minute concert.

Label: Richter Digital Arts Production
Released: November, 2004

Selections:
Worried Blues
Sitting on Top of the World
Low Down And Blue
Highway 65
Looks Like Trouble
How Long Blues
Walkin’ Blues
Take Me Back Blues
Lonesome Indian
Broke and Hungry
My Baby Left Me
Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
CC Rider Blues
Old Joe Clark
Texas Gales

New arrangement: Wanted Dead or Alive, Bon Jovi

Per request of tablature subscriber Barry Hines, I’ve arranged Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive for mandolin.  It’s a great choice for mandolin.  This is not an arrangement of the full song, but all the parts are there.  Love Sambora’s playing on it and the solo, though not a note for note transcription, pays homage to the style of the original.  The opening riff of the tune was made for mandolin, as it uses doubles stops (based around Dm/F) and crosspicking to full effect.

Tablature available on Tab page.  Remember, you need to be a tablature subscriber to reach that content.

Dream On (Aerosmith): YouTube video

An interesting mandolin arrangement of Aerosmith’s Dream On. Tablature to be posted in September.

RICHTER & BONHAM’S HOOTENANNY! HAS RETURNED AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!

IT IS BACK, ALIVE & KICKING!  Hootenanny!! A Blues and Old-Time Country Pickin’ Party by Gordon Bonham & Jim Richter

Hootenanny!Originally released on DVD and now out-of-print, Hootenanny! is again available–this time as a $10 instant digital download.

Filmed live at the Crazy Horse Pub in November, 2003, blues master Gordon Bonham and mandolinist Jim Richter explore the rich overlapping of Blues and Old-Time Country music and show how one is not too far removed from the other. 70 minute concert.

Go to jimrichter.com to purchase

New YouTube video: Hendrix’s Hey Joe, Machine Gun and Purple Haze

Playing around w/ Fender mandocaster, Marshall Class 5 (mini plexi), octave pedal, and Fulltone univibe clone (original larger version).  I’ll have tab posted soon of Hey Joe and Purple Haze.

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