Updates to the original: As Water Covers The Sea

It was Original Songs week on Jam Of The Week (week 244!), which gave me an opportunity to revisit “As Water Covers The Sea,” an instrumental piece I wrote a couple of years ago. While practicing the tune for the recording, I found a few bits that didn’t sound right to me, so I revised the melody and chords a bit to improve (IMO) the overall harmonic and melodic flow. I’m much happier with the revised version. Hope you enjoy it.

Two minute jazz piano

Since I started my new job, my practice time has become more limited, so I’m always looking for new ways to learn new things in a short time. It’s no surprise, then, that I was attracted to Peter Martin’s 2 Minute Jazz Piano series on YouTube. Perfect length for a short tip to work on in a limited (or longer) piano session. For example, here’s a quick refresher on broken 3rd scales, which I should have remembered last week when I had to play a very fast “Cherokee”:

Are there any other things like this I need to check out? Please let me know in the comments.