NEW EDITION: Richter Mandolin eBook

 

Richter Mandolin 3rd Edition

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 mandolinist.  Almost 50 pages of tablature and 10 pages of diagrams in this 140 page volume cover concepts such as soloing, pentatonic scales, back-up, double-stops, and arpeggios.  This book would not be considered a method book; rather, it could be considered a tip book for rock and blues styling.  More about mandolinist Jim Richter can be found at his website:  http://www.jimrichter.com

What’s New In This Revamped Edition:

This 3rd Edition of Richter Mandolin represents an extreme rewrite of Edition 2.  The 3rd Edition is almost twice the length, has improved readability, more tabs, more lessons, color photographs, three chapters on musical motivation and stylistic development, an enlarged glossary, and increased interactivity.  Unlike Edition 2, this edition is not a free upgrade to previous owners.  Notes: This edition is now over 400MB in size. Please download via a WiFi connection. Also, an iMac or iPad 2 or newer advised for successful viewing.

To purchase the iPad edition:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/richter-mandolin/id890951974?mt=13

To purchase the PDF edition of this book (directly from this website for $10):

Table of Contents for 3rd Edition (140 pages in length)

  • Preface
  • A Little About Jim Richter
  • Operator’s Manual
  • CHAPTER: Why Mandolin
  • What Do you Want?
  • CHAPTER: Warm-Up and Technique
  • Technique Practice:  Triads
  • Crosspicking Using Double Stops and Open Strings
  • CHAPTER: Back-Up
  • Back-up preface
  • Two-note Chords That Emphasize Bass & Rhythm
  • Rock Chord Exercise
  • Movable Chord Shapes in Rock and Blues
  • Rock Rhythms
  • Hendrix-type Chords
  • Crosspicking 7th Chord Walks–Guitar Style
  • Shuffles
  • Double Stop Shuffling
  • Blues Bass Lines
  • G7 Chord Study
  • CHAPTER: Soloing
  • Soloing preface
  • Closed Arpeggio Patterns
  • Double Stops
  • 2 note chord exercise
  • Crossingpicking Arkansas Traveler
  • Closed Major & Minor Pentatonic Patterns
  • “Over the Four”
  • Soloing example:  3rd Edition Rockin’ Blues
  • Blues Study in Bb
  • CHAPTER: Turnarounds & Destinations
  • Turnarounds & Destinations preface
  • Turnarounds in E and D
  • Moving from the I to the IV
  • CHAPTER:  Wrap-Up
  • Pulling it all together to build style
  • CHAPTER: Tunes
  • Pine Grove Furnace–written by Jim Richter
  • El Gallo Supremo–written by Jim Richter
  • The New Kimble Waltz–written by Jim Richter
  • Cleona–written by Jim Richter
  • Micaela–written by Jim Richter
  • Grant Street Blues–written by Jim Richter
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down–Arranged by Jim Richter
  • FINALE:
  • Recommended Artists & Tunes
  • Video
  • Social Networks
  • Mandolin identification
  • Kimble Mandolins
  • Discography
  • In-Tuition albums

Richter Mandolin 3rd EditionEdition 3 Now Available as a PDF Digital Download

I am now offering Edition 3 as an immediate PDF digital download.  It has everything from the iPad version of Edition 3 except for the media files and interactivity.  Most audio and video files can be found at this permanent location on the website. Price is $10 (immediate digital download-45MB)

Richter BookNote for Edition 2 on Kindle (Amazon)

The Kindle edition never looked right and I think the platform is insufficient for the way I conceptualize the book; therefore, the Kindle edition is being removed from the Kindle/Amazon bookstore.  Non iPad editions can be purchased as a PDF directly from this website.

Table of Contents for 2nd Edition

  • Preface
  • Introduction to the First Edition
  • A Little About Jim Richter
  • Thanks
  • CHAPTER: Warm-up & Technique
  • Crosspicking Using Arpeggios and Double Stops
  • Crosspicking a Melody:  Arkansas Traveler
  • CHAPTER: Backup & Rhythm
  • Two-note Chords That Emphasize Bass & Rhythm
  • Movable Chord Shapes in Rock and Blues
  • Rock Chord Exercise
  • Shuffles
  • Crosspicking 7th Chord Walks–Guitar Style
  • Double  Stop Shuffling
  • Blues Bass Lines
  • G7 Chord Study
  • Rock Rhythms
  • CHAPTER: Soloing
  • Strategies for Blues and Rock Soloing
  • Closed Arpeggio Patterns
  • Double Stops
  • Closed Major & Minor Pentatonic Patterns
  • “Over the Four”
  • Blues Study in Bb
  • CHAPTER: Turnarounds
  • CHAPTER: Tunes
  • Pine Grove Furnace–written by Jim Richter 2008
  • El Gallo Supremo–written by Jim Richter 2008
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down–Arranged by Jim Richter
  • AFTERWARD: Recommended Artists & Tunes
  • Discography

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