INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY & EAR TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
Joseph Anthony “Amp” Fiddler is an American singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer from Detroit, Michigan. His musical styles include funk, soul, dance, and electronica music.
Fiddler has worked with George Clinton, Moodymann, Stephanie McKay, Jamiroquai, Prince, Don Was (Was Not Was), the Brand-New Heavies, Fishbone, Corinne Bailey Rae and neo soul artist Maxwell. Working with his brother, Bubz (bass guitarist, producer, and songwriter), he released the album With Respect in 1990 on Elektra, recording under the name Mr. Fiddler.
Amp Fiddler is credited with introducing hip-hop producer J-Dilla to the Akai MPC sampling drum machine and also to A Tribe Called Quest Member Q-Tip, who introduced the young Dilla into the music industry world.