Composer Claude-Bénigne Balbastre came at the end of the French Baroque keyboard tradition that produced François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Composed in 1759, these pieces look back toward the tradition of French harpsichord music, with its individual piece titles designating various members of the French nobility and their individual personalities. Thirty years after Couperin announced the reunification of French and Italian tastes, they show only light influence of Italian style; the clearly diatonic, periodic Allegro tune of "La Laporte," track 16, is the exception. Nor does Balbastre attempt to take after the intellectual density and harmonic complexity of Rameau's keyboard music. Instead his little musical portraits have a mostly pleasant, pastoral mien, with harmonic touches that are unusual and evocative rather than difficult.
Without Statistics, the type of quantitative reasoning necessary for making important would be nearly impossible. In Educator's AP Statistics course, Dr. Philip Yates teaches you both the theoretical aspects and real-world applications of statistical analysis, along with how to ace the AP test. Professor Yates directs you through difficult concepts with easy to understand examples. He brings Statistics to life by drawing from his love and investigations of sports statistics and environmental science. This course is indispensible to those having difficulty with any topic in statistics ranging from Data Analysis, Probability, and Sampling, to Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing.
This a very comprehensive book covering all aspects of statistical analysis. It starts slow to build a very strong foundation and than goes into depth in numerous directions. It is an easy to read text with sufficient examples to solidify each concept. Rigorous use of this book will endow a student with an excellent knowledge of statistics and prepare them for a strong performance on the AP test.
This Missouri-born songsmith has a fun way with words. Even if corporate radio has kept his voice from reaching you, you've still heard his songs. He wrote "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" and "Choices" for George Jones; and he's written songs for George Strait, Tracy Lawrence, Gary Allen, Kenny Chesney, and Sara Evans, as well as dozens of others. But when Billy decides to sing for himself, it's a grand thing to hear.I complain about the state of country radio a lot….