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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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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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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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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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NOT TOO LATE: 2015 RICHTER ROCK & BLUES MANDOLIN CAMP FOR THE REST OF US

Due to a last minute cancellation, there is still room in this year’s (and likely final) Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us in Bloomington IN 7/29 through 8/1. Jim Richter, the Grant Street Inn, and Kimble Mandolins announce the 5th Annual Richter “Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us” w/ special guest Will Patton The 2015 […]


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New arrangement: Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (part 1)

Jethro Tull is one of my all time favorite rock bands.  Ian Anderson and Martin Barre have been very influential in how I conceive of the confluence of light and dark (acoustic & electric; flute & guitar; etc.) in a rock setting.  Most directly, Ian’s acoustic guitar playing heavily influenced how I play acoustic guitar […]


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New arrangement: Wanted Dead or Alive, Bon Jovi

Per request of tablature subscriber Barry Hines, I’ve arranged Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive for mandolin.  It’s a great choice for mandolin.  This is not an arrangement of the full song, but all the parts are there.  Love Sambora’s playing on it and the solo, though not a note for note transcription, pays homage […]


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Richter Mandolin PDF formatted book now has linked video and audio

Richter Mandolin 3rd Edition PDF (sold through this site; digital interactive version sold through Apple iTunes bookstore for iPad only) has been updated to include links to audio and video of the book’s lesson.  For sale for $10 through this website’s store.


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