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Album Review: Slow Build (single)
Matt Johnson
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Slow Build (single)
Matt Johnson
2020 / Dolce & Nuit Productions
5 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
“Slow Build” is a single release from pianist/composer Matt Johnson. Originally copyrighted in 1989, the recording uses synth and keyboard orchestration and effects to explore the intensity created when an extended crescendo is used over a pulsing drone bass line. Lively and upbeat, this is really a fun piece to listen to (and play!) - a bit of musical sunshine!

As always, the single can be downloaded for free from Matt’s website. It will also be available from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify. (Links will be provided as soon as they become available).

There is a free sheet music download of the solo piano version of “Slow Build” on MattJohnsonMusic.com. The sheet music was transcribed by the composer, is eight pages long and is in the key of Bb (2 flats). Late-intermediate and early-advanced pianists shouldn’t have much trouble learning the piece as most of the rhythms are quite easy.
June 24, 2020
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