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  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Musical Instruments / Percussion
  • Language:English
  • Pages:144
  • eBook ISBN:9781467544016

Pocket Change

Ndugu Chancler Is a World Renowned Drummer,Percussionist,Producer,Composer, Clinician and Educator

by Ndugu Chancler

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Pocket Chancge The new method book by Ndugu Chancler,That teaches the Drummer to become a versatile musician and a working drummer.
Pocket change is a concept of approaching playing music to build a long,stable career.As a musician the intent is sometimes to rein as an individual.Longevity and stability are based on being versatile and adapting to the contemporary styles.In order to stay on top of the working ladder,one must alter their playing approach to be inclusive of all of the players in any situation and become adequately accommodating. Playing in the pocket is the concept that takes a drummer to the next level,which is that of a musician.Working drummers are prepared for all musical situations and always bring something fresh to the music without losing the essence of its intent or purpose.The discipline of being both leader and follower is one of the key attributes to building a stable and great career. Your life is forever changed after you discover the passion and joy of making music happen for everyone including yourself. Everyone wants a winner,and the winner is always the one who consistently makes it all happen effortlessly in most musical situations. Pocket Change is making music and money by becoming a major contributor to music over some years.
About the author
Ndugu Chancler Ndugu Chancler is a Drummer, Percussionist, Producer, Composer, Clinician, and Educator. As a studio musician, Ndugu has recorded with such greats as Frank Sinatra , Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, John Lee Hooker, Kenny Rogers, and Michael Jackson. Working on “Thriller” and “Bad”, Ndugu was the drummer on the hit single “Billie Jean”. Ndugu has also played on a number of Movie Soundtracks including , “An Officer and a Gentleman”, “Indecent Proposal”, and “The Color Purple” As a songwriter Ndugu co- wrote hits for Santana including “Dance Sister Dance”, ”Reach For It” for George Duke, and “Let It Whip” for the Dazz Band. His production credits include Flora Purim, Bill Summers, Toki, along with his own solo recordings; Ndugu and the Chocolate Jam Co., and Ndugu Chancler. Ndugu has co-produced recordings for Santana, George Duke, The Crusaders, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Tina Turner, and a group he co-leads with Patrice Rushen, and Ernie Watts, The Meeting. These associations have brought many Gold and Platinum albums and Grammy Awards. As an educator, Ndugu has worked with the Jazz Mentorship Program in Los Angeles, Faculty Advisor to the U.S.C. JazzReach, Faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Diaz Music Institute. Ndugu does clinics all over the world for Yamaha, Paiste, Remo, Toca, Vic Firth, and Shure Bros. Ndugu Chancler is an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at The University of Southern California, Flora L. Thornton School of Music.