“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 is also available from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.
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.