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2020 Richter Mandolin Camp featuring Don Julin 9/23-26, 2020

Since 2011 I have hosted a mandolin camp for those individuals interested in the blues and unorthodox approaches to mandolin. This week we are having the 7th Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us Featuring Don Julin from Wednesday 9/23 to Saturday 9/26. It’ll be a most excellent time that will include much mandolin […]


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Richter Mandolin Camp for Rest of Us Featuring Don Julin Coming 2020

We are a couple weeks of formerly announcing and opening registration to the 2020 Jim Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us featuring Don Julin. This will be the 7th time this camp has been held.  Focused on blues, rock, and other non-bluegrass styles, the camp equally interested in helping the non-professional player optimize […]


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Mandolin Camp North 2020 announced!

I am again privileged to teach at Mandolin Camp North in April 2020!  This is an incredible camp a few miles outside of Boston with a long storied history.  Currently led by Kelly Stockwell (who is doing an incredible job), this camp started by Michael Holmes covers a lot of mandolin territory from folk to […]


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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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Jim Richter to teach at Mandolin Camp North April 2018

I am scheduled to teach the blues mandolin track at Mandolin Camp North April 13-18th, 2018 in Charlton, Massachusetts. Due to family and school commitments, I was not able to host my Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us, so looking forward to visiting New England next year to talk and teach mandolin. Here’s […]


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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 […]


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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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