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The Music of Joni Mitchell

Lloyd Whitesell


Joni Mitchell is one of the foremost singer-songwriters of the late 20th century. The book presents a thorough exploration of Mitchell's musical style, sound, and structure in order to evaluate her songs from the perspective of music analysis. Analyses are conceived within a holistic framework, which takes account of poetic nuance, cultural reference, and stylistic evolution over a long, adventurous career. Mitchell's songs represent a complex, meticulously crafted body of work. This book offers a comprehensive survey of her output, with many discussions of individual songs, organized by topic ... More

Keywords: Joni Mitchell, singer-songwriter, popular music, harmony, melody

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195307993
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307993.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lloyd Whitesell, author
McGill University