This book divided in 3 parts for a total of 15 chapters and the content is suitable for a music GCSE/A Level course in popular music styles and composition. Many contemporary exemples in a variety of popular styles are included, as well as plenty of listening and composition exercices, many suggestions for planning lessons and assignements for teachers.
part 1: techniques (rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, instruments, production)
part 2: topics (riffs, songs, islands and continents, club and urban, performing projects for the class)
part 3: project planning ( framework for listening, designing worksheets, schemes of work, the computer in the classroom)
I plan on using this book together with Popular Music (Cambridge Assignments in Music)