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New tab: Tico Tico

Freebie for everyone regardless of tab subscription status.  My arrangement of Tico Tico.  I’m no Mike Marshall or Jethro Burns.  Just my little ole arrangement.  Enjoy! Tico Tico (PDF):  One of the great 20th century tunes covered by everyone from the Andrews Sisters to Jethro Burns.  It is obviously Jethro’s version that we all know.  My […]


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New tab posted: Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac “Oh Well Part 1”

Peter Green is single-handed one of the greatest–if not the greatest–of the British blues guitar icons. New tablature has been posted for Peter Green’s incomparable blues rock guitar standard, Oh Well.  It is all the major riffing to the first Danny Kirwan solo.  It is available to tab subscribers!  Enjoy!


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The 6th Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us July 2019 Announced!

After a short hiatus, the 6th Jim Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us Featuring Don Julin will comence in 2019!  It has been scheduled for July 10 through the 13th at the Grant Street Inn in Bloomington Indiana. As always, this camp focuses on non-bluegrass mandolin styles with a special emphasis on rock […]


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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.


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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. […]


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Free: All Right Now — Arranging Classic Rock

Here’s the first part of a series of 70s guitar anthem rock tunes I’ll soon put up.  Everyone knows this tune by Free from the album Fire and Water.  No more formidable duo than Kossoff and Rodgers.  Clean stripped down blues based British classic rock that was the blueprint for everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd (who owed […]


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Freddie King “Heads Up” on Tablature Page

I’m sorry about how long I’ve been away.  Between a job promotion and helping a 17 year old go through the college application and scholarship process, I haven’t touched a mandolin much. Here’s another installment in my blues series:  Freddie King’s “Heads Up”  I love this tune and it’s a jam favorite out in these […]


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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.


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New Blues Tab/Lesson: Killing Floor by Howling’ Wolf (Hubert Sumlin guitar)

The quintessential crossover blues riff made famous in the rock world by Jimi Hendrix.  Classic riff that is chord-based.  Video to follow. Available through the tab subscription through this website.


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New Blues Series: SRV “Pride & Joy” (Intro) added to Tablature page

It’s been awhile since I’ve focused on blues, so I will spotlight great riffs or tunes over the next few months.  The first is SRV’s “Pride & Joy,” the quintessential Austin Tejas big balls roadhouse blues tune.  This is the introduction to the first verse.  YouTube video to follow shortly. It is available on my […]


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