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    Thanks Ed,
    nice small groups are perfect for learning and hey you are all wearing that "1st anual" T-shirt so Jim has some plans ... I like that
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    I'm currently on vacation but thought I'd give a quick overview of the weekend.#

    12 attendees. 1 from Canada, 1 from Arkansas, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Virginia, 1 from Michigan, 1 from Missouri, 2 from Ohio, and 4 from Indiana. #12 isn't a small group. If anything it was just at the cusp of being too big for the way I had the instruction laid out

    Each camper received a 45 page manual. Some if it was reworked previously released instruction. However the overwhelming majority was material designed for this, including multiple pages of pentatonic workouts and patterns, as well as tabs for a harddriving bluesy version of Summertime and a transcription of the Allmans Jessica. #

    Many opted for private lessons. I gave around 6 hrs of lessons.#

    We had three nights of jamming, 2 of which were fundamentally didactic in nature. I was worn out by the 3rd night and my playing in the emando clip shows it.#

    The students have been very enthusiastic and Ron Bird self-initiated the tshirts. Everyone had tons of questions and insights. All were very supportive of my unothodox teaching style which incorporates elements of solutions focused therapy. #I believe this is the missing key for many new#mandolinists#(or longtime self described beginners) #to achieve their goals. Goal setting was also instrumental in our workshop because learning without clearly defined goals disallows the accurate measurement and evaluation of outcomes.#

    We discussed technique but did so through a deconstructionist framework watching video of iconic mandolinists from Bush to Burns to Yank noting the degrees by which each differed from the so called standard grip. This was one of the core concepts of the "camp for the rest of us"--developing the technique we each need to produce our own singular musics without concern for how it differs to the standard.#

    As I said the feedback has been positive. Because of this I intend to do it next year but might involve the assistance of another instructor to open up the individual and group instruction possibilities.#

    If one of the students would mind commenting on the instructional side of the camp, I think many would have interest. Especially in regards to the "psychobabble" aspects of it

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    Ed Goist,

    The link you sent doesn't seem to be working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ald View Post
    Ed Goist,

    The link you sent doesn't seem to be working.
    ald, it works just fine for me.

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    Congratulations Jim! Sound like a big success.

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    I've written a review of the camp which Ted has published at JazzMando.com
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    One of the highlights of the camp was playing that e mando plugged into that incredible Gibson amp. Took things to another dimension. Thanks Ed!
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    Ron, That's a fantastic review, and I concur with it 100%!
    John, you are very welcome! Also, thank you so much for letting me play your Coombe A5. That's a wonderful mandolin you've got there!
    I can't wait for next year's camp. I hope everyone who was there this year can make it back - Great group of folks!
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    Here is an excellent interview with Jim Richter that was published in the 18 September 2011 edition of the Bloomington Herald-Times:

    Local Performer/Teacher Jim Richter Speaks Mandolin
    c.1965 Harmony Monterey H410 Mandolin
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    "Life is too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde
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