Archives For July 2013

Gardens, not buildings

Great projects start out feeling like buildings. There are architects, materials, staff, rigid timelines, permits, engineers, a structure.

It works or it doesn’t.

Build something that doesn’t fall down. On time.

But in fact, great projects, like great careers and relationships that last, are gardens. They are tended, they shift, they grow. They endure over time, gaining a personality and reflecting their environment. When something dies or fades away, we prune, replant and grow again.

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Seth’s Blog: Gardens, Not Buildings

I had the pleasure of playing guitar on the song “Crazy Love” on the new Katinas album, Love Chapter. The Katinas have a great vocal sound that is truly unique. Check them out on Spotify and iTunes.
Katinas Love Chapter Cover

A friend of mine asked me for a random technique tip last night. This morning, I thought I’d make a quick YouTube video and post it so others could benefit.

I’ve included the worksheet under the video. Let me know what you think in the comments below.



As musicians, it’s important to keep our chops up. A great way to do that is to play with other musicians. The problem is we can’t always make that happen.

For those situations, backing tracks are great.

I found a free source at They have over 10,000 tracks to choose from. From B.B. King to Clapton, you’ll find the style you want. They have tons of popular songs to play to.

Some of the tracks aren’t very well done, but, most work well enough to practice that Joe Satriani lick you’ve just learned!

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