Anyone who knows me knows that I love Will Kimble. He’s an incredible soul, a great friend, and an incomparable builder of world-class mandolins. Since 2004, I’ve owned and played several of his mandolins–two-points, A’s, an F, and an octave. As he has done since the beginning, he puts the weight of Kimble Mandolins behind […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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 […]