Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2020

448 Pages

8 1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190924591

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Contemporary Musicianship

Analysis and the Artist

Second Edition

Jennifer Sterling Snodgrass

  • Bridges the gap between classical music and popular music by illustrating that both types of music utilize the same compositional techniques
  • Each chapter focuses on a particular musical style or performer
  • Conversational voice allows students to easily understand theoretical material that is often presented in complex ways
  • Real-life scenarios in creative projects allow students to think like someone in the real world

New to this Edition:

  • Additional sections on modes and their use in popular music; tendency tones; and accompaniment patterns found in popular and classical music
  • Expanded discussions of identification of intervals to include the white key method; suspensions to include both harmonic and melodic uses; and voice leading to include the keyboard method along with SATB voicing
  • New appendices: Appendix 3 now gives charts of all common chords and extensions and the corresponding lead sheet symbol and Appendix 4 focuses on the guidelines of part-writing
  • New online worksheets featuring women composers accompany each chapter
  • Updated artists in residence, including chapters focused on Dolly Parton, Carmen Bradford, and Bruno Mars
  • Updated interviews, including Danny Nozell, Manager for Dolly Parton; Joshua Bell, International Performer of Violin; Billy Mann, Songwriter for P!nk; Carmen Bradford, Lead Singer for Count Basie Orchestra; and Michael McDonald, Owner of Mick Management

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