March 2022
254 pages
ISBN 978-1-909082-68-7
Price £40.00
Singing Contemporary Commercial Music Styles
A Pedagogical Framework

Marisa Lee Naismith, PhD

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The twentieth century gave rise to an immense landscape of contemporary commercial music (CCM) styles, facilitated by the unprecedented acceleration of music technology and cross-cultural globalisation.

As the CCM landscape continues to flourish, singing teachers are being challenged to develop new expertises, faced with students who want to be vocally fluent and artistically expressive in a particular CCM style or across a broad range of styles. CCM teachers have had to navigate their way through the landscape of CCM styles in the current music market due to the lack of any systematic pedagogical framework to guide their teaching approaches.

This book is the first to offer a preliminary framework. Developed through the perspectives and experiences of nine eminent pedagogues in the field of CCM singing voice pedagogy, it serves as a practical guide to support the academic- and practitioner-based community of singing teachers and voice professionals.

Read this book if you are teacher or would-be teacher of CCM styles either in your own studio, or within an educational institution’. From the Foreword by Gillyanne Kayes, PhD.

Marisa has meticulously crafted a lucid, accessible pedagogical framework for teaching Contemporary Commercial Music, one that serves in person-to-person as well as online instruction’. From the Foreword by Elizabeth Blades, DMA, MMus

It stands as a beacon of persistence in progressing the study of CCM singing styles and respect for all those who choose to sing and teach them. In drawing on her extensive experience and indefatigable enthusiasm for music and teaching, Marisa is able to present a clear and unbiased view of the progress of existing CCM pedagogy while offering a model for growth and development into the future’. From the Foreword by Irene Bartlett, DMA