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Live and Let Die: Bouzouki

This is a demonstration of my arrangement of Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney) that I developed for a class I taught at my mandolin camp this summer on arranging rock standards for mandolin.  Obviously, the cool part of the tune–the Gminor hook between the opening verse and the reggae-influenced bridge–is what drives this arrangement. […]


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New Tabs! The Rain Song, Back in Black, Sunshine of Your Love, & Live and Let Die!

Well, many of you will now benefit from the work put into this year’s mandolin camp.  I have posted tabs to Zeppelin’s The Rain Song (my most requested tune to tab), AC/DC’s Back in Black, Cream’s Sunshine of Your Love, and Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die.  These each demonstrate that with some forethought and understanding of your instrument, you […]


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Richter Mandolin ebook

NOW RELEASED: Richter Mandolin: Postmodern Blues, Rock & Alt-Folk Mandolin

Newly released for iPad and Macintosh is Richter Mandolin: Postmodern Blues, Rock & Alt-Folk Mandolin. 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 […]


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2nd Edition of Richter Mandolin Now Available as a PDF Digital Download

2nd Edition Now Available as a PDF Digital Download (without iPad edition media) With the soon-to-be-released Edition 3 of the Richter Mandolin iBook on iTunes, I am now offering Edition 2 as an immediate digital download.  It has everything from the iPad version of Edition 2 except for the media files. Price is $5 (immediate digital download-14MB)


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Couple spots open for Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us

Due to a couple of cancellations, there are a couple spots available for the 2014 Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us in Bloomington Indiana this July 24th-26th.  This camps utilizes a unique teaching approach and focuses on blues, rock, and alternative mandolin styles.  Taught by Jim Richter and Don Julin, it has entered its […]


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Thile’s Smoothie Song transcription/tab

After attending an amazing Nickel Creek reunion show in Indianapolis last week, I very seriously lamented no longer having my Kimble octave mandolin.  However, with a little pocket cash, I did go out and buy a usable bouzouki (until one of you nice people will donate a quality octave to me:) ) as Thile lit […]


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Richter Mandolin Camp

Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us–Only 8 spots left!

The Jim Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us in Bloomington Indiana has 8 spots remaining.  It will be held from Thursday July 24th through Saturday July 26th and will be co-taught by mandolin extraordinaire Don Julin.  Registration and payment can be completed on line at the http://www.jimrichter.com website


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2014 Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us–4th year!! Registration now open.

Jim Richter, the Grant Street Inn, and Kimble Mandolins announce the 4th Annual Richter “Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us” w/ special guest Don Julin  The 2014 third annual Jim Richter “Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us”–with its special emphasis on rock and blues styles—will be Thursday July 24th through Saturday July 26th at the […]


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“In-Tuition: Mandopoly”–7 days in top 100 downloaded Blues albums at Amazon

Thanks to everyone who has kept Mandopoly in the top 100 downloaded MP3 albums on Amazon!  7 days in the top 100!  This album, and it’s sister “In-Tuition: Blues,” are currently my lifeline to doctoral funding.  Thanks again for being willing to listen to very intimate part of who I am while concurrently realizing this […]


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2013 Richter Camp: ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!

This year’s Richter Camp is almost a sell-out with only two spots left. 20 of 22 spots have been filled. I’ve currently locked the registration page, as I would like direct contact first before giving up the last two spots.  I still want to make sure a couple of regular attendees are not able to attend.  Please email […]


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