Rev. Matt Fontana
  • Male
  • Johnstown, PA
  • United States
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Rev. Matt Fontana replied to Justin Hurling's discussion 'i please give me your input on this song i wrote all critique welcome' in the group Songwriter's Circle - Get Song Feedback
"My take on the second verse is to maybe change it from eliminating the first two lines and going straight to that part as a pre-chorus after the first verse. There needs to be some work on the chords for the sake of keeping everything from sounding…"
Aug 21, 2019

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Home Church:
Word of Life Church Greensburg, PA
Musical Gift(s):
Acoustic Guitar, Jazz Organ/Keys, Drums and Hand Percussion
About Me:
In 2009 I found out how easy it is to pick up on contemporary praise and worship music when I learned Jesus Messiah on guitar in A-flat (capo on the first fret instead of the fourth), which also opened up the guitar collection "war". I still love to play the gospel organ and write gospel but playing guitar has motivated me to explore more songs! Lately, this has evolved into writing CCM and arranging for a possible rock and roll Passion Musical. The Crescent budget guitar (also known as a lesson learned), a Jasmine S34C NEX cutaway and an Ovation Celebrity CC44 have found new homes. I now have an Alvarez Regent RD20U Dreadnought in DADGAD tuning, an Epiphone AJ-100, a Fender CD-110, a 1999 Epiphone AJ2812SE NS 12-string, a 2000 Epiphone AJ-15E NA, a Yamaha F335, a Cordoba C3M (both of which are tuned D to D) and an Alvarez BT60E Baritone in A to A Tuning! I have two basses, an Ibanez GIO active 5-string green sunburst quilted maple solid-body and a Dean Edge passive 6-string quilted maple solid-body (need an electric, donations or agreements on time share greatly appreciated). I also have two Yamaha keyboards , an EMU Tonewheel box to make the P-35 sound like a Hammond B3, a full set of Aspire Congas (plus two others) a djembe and a 7-pc Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage kit with Zildjian A-Custom Cymbals, a Wuhan 15" 5-sided Linear Cymbal, Gibraltar Cymbal Hardware, a KickPort for the front bass head, a DW 5000 pedal and Vater Sticks, Brushes and Mallets. I record music with Ableton Live 9 Intro an iAudio interface and a Blue Spark mic.
Favorite Music:
Gospel, Gospel Praise, Urban Gospel Praise, Contemporary Praise and Worship,
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Galatians 6:9

Rev. Matt Fontana's Blog

Sometimes all ya gotta do is slide up...

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 11:05pm 0 Comments

Hey this is Rev. Matt again. Okay all, at one time earlier we have struggled to figure out that one chord and then later on end up kicking ourselves in the butt when we realize...that's all it is! A prime example of this (which was also the same way I found out about this) was when I just happened to figure out to play a B-suspended chord and then slide down toward the headstock on the fretboard. Well anyway not only can i apply that to Open the Eyes of My Heart, I can also…


This past weekend Celebrate Recovery and Victory Sunday morning

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone, I'm Rev. Matt from Johnstown. I was blessed to have had the priviledge-actually to have been asked to lead worship-for Celebrate Recovery on Friday. I had originally chosen a song list from writers from the UK-England but then I had to reconsider the fact that if anyone knew any of these songs...I'd be very lucky! Otherwise the songs would be irrelevant even as relevant songs. Rule of thumb: introduce one at a…


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At 12:51am on December 15, 2011, Ulysses Brown said…

Hello Matt,


Thank you for the connection...blessing always!



At 3:48am on July 30, 2010, Lisa Deaton said…
Hey Matt, I'm new to this site and surfing....saw that you just left Cincinnati....That's where I live!!! If you know of any good worship music to listen to in the area, please let me know!! Looking forward to all that this site has to offer..... :)

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