Jazz Improvisation (Revised)

A Comprehensive Method for All Musicians

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457426094

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Jazz Improvisation focuses on the communicative and technical aspects of improvisation and makes an excellent resource for both pros and aspiring improvisers. Assimilate and execute chord progressions, substitutions, turn arounds and construct a melody and jazz chorus.

Managing (right) for the First Time

A Field Guide for Doing it Well

Author: David C. Baker

Publisher: RockBench Publishing Corp

ISBN: 1605440027

Category: Executive ability

Page: 212

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Managing (Right) for the First Time is intended as a field guide for first time managers, or for managers who want to begin doing a better job. The author worked closely with 600+ companies and interviewed more than 10,000 employees, then summarized the findings in an interesting and eminently readable form. Read this book and you're likely to understand management and leadership like you never have before, but also learn very practical steps toward becoming a better manager and leader.

David Baker

A Legacy in Music

Author: Monika Herzig

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253005248

Category: Music

Page: 448

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A Living Jazz Legend, musician and composer David Baker has made a distinctive mark on the world of music in his nearly 60-year career—as player (chiefly on trombone and cello), composer, and educator. In this richly illustrated volume, Monika Herzig explores Baker’s artistic legacy, from his days as a jazz musician in Indianapolis to his long-term gig as Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Jazz Studies department at Indiana University. Baker’s credits are striking: in the 1960s he was a member of George Russell’s "out there" sextet and orchestra; by the 1980s he was in the jazz educator’s hall of fame. His compositions have been recorded by performers as diverse as Dexter Gordon and Janos Starker, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Composer’s String Quartet and the Czech Philharmonic. Featuring enlightening interviews with Baker and a CD of unreleased recordings and Baker compositions, this book brings a jazz legend into clear view.

Deaths After Police Contact

Constructing Accountability in the 21st Century

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137589671

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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This book investigates death after police contact in England and Wales in the twenty-first century. It examines how regulatory bodies construct accountability in such cases. Cases of death after police contact have the potential to cause deep unease in society. They highlight the unique role of the police in being legitimately able to use force whilst at the same time being expected to preserve life. People who are from Black, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, or have mental health issues, or are dependent on substances are disproportionately more likely to die in these cases, and this emphasises the sensitive nature of many of these deaths to society. Deaths after Police Contact examines police legitimacy and the legitimacy of police regulators in these cases. The book argues that accountability is produced by a relatively arbitrary system of regulation that investigates such deaths as individual cases, rather than attempting to learn lessons from annual trends and patterns that might prevent future deaths. It will be of great interest to scholars and upper-level students of policing and criminal justice.

Vintage

A Novel

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501112554

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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“A feast for all readers.” —Library Journal (starred review) “An unsnobby wine thriller [and] an excellent pairing with just about any book club.” —Portland Tribune The “spellbinding debut” (Library Journal, starred review) about a food journalist’s desperate attempt to save his career—and possibly, his marriage—through an epic quest that leads him from Burgundy through Russia, tracking an infamous bottle of wine. Ex-food journalist and nearly destitute wine connoisseur Bruno Tannenbaum has hit rock bottom. So when he stumbles on a clue hinting at a lost wine vintage, the 1943 Trevallier—stolen from France during WWII and now worth a fortune—Bruno is convinced that finding this wine could be the key to restoring his journalism career, and perhaps even his failing marriage. But as word spreads about his search for the Trevallier, Bruno finds himself in a desperate treasure hunt, racing from lush Burgundy vineyards through German inns and a Russian prison in this “positively delightful” (The Seattle Times) culinary expedition about second chances and “the power of food and wine to heal” (BookPage).

Jazz Pedagogy, for Teachers and Students

Revised 1989

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457426145

Category: Music

Page: 208

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This volume was the first published jazz teaching method. One of America's greatest musician-teachers, David Baker, shows how to develop jazz courses and jazz ensembles, with lesson plans, rehearsal techniques, practice suggestions, improvisational ideas, and ideas for school and private teachers and students.

After the Reunion

Poems

Author: David Baker

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557283528

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

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After the Reunion is an intensely lyrical collection of love poems and elegies from "the most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright", as Marilyn Hacker has described him. In these quiet, powerful, and eloquent poems, David Baker explores the kinship of love to loss, discovering that each is an inevitable component of the other. The final movement of the book is a unification of these two modes and becomes a celebration of continuities, kinships, and renewals.

Changeable Thunder

Poems

Author: David Baker

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557287151

Category: Poetry

Page: 97

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Changeable Thunder marks David Baker's emergence as a major contemporary poet. To his abiding sense of the Midwest—its politics, people, and landscapes—Baker adds a powerful historical dimension, with poems ranging from Puritan New England to the modern subway. Of particular note are poems on the works of other writers, as he reanimates Shelley's letters, Samuel Sewall's diaries, and Walt Whitman's novel. With brilliant technique, dazzling formal variety, and moving intimacy, Baker's poems explore personal illness, erotic and familial passion, artistic creation, and the constant work and changing weather of one man's life.

How to Play Bebop

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739014851

Category: Music

Page: 76

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A three-volume series that includes the scales, chords and modes necessary to play bebop music. A great introduction to a style that is most influential in today's music. The first volume includes scales, chords and modes most commonly used in bebop and other musical styles. The second volume covers the bebop language, patterns, formulas and other linking exercises necessary to play bebop music. A great introduction to a style that is most influential in today's music.

Batons and blockades

policing industrial disputes in Australasia

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Melbourne Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Ear Training Tapes for the Jazz Musician

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780769233482

Category: Music

Page: 28

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Each book is accompanied by a cassette to assist with the exercises on the topic of the book. The straightforward text from David Baker will set the student on a clear path toward a better ear.

The Schooled Society

The Educational Transformation of Global Culture

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804790485

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Only 150 years ago, the majority of the world's population was largely illiterate. Today, not only do most people over fifteen have basic reading and writing skills, but 20 percent of the population attends some form of higher education. What are the effects of such radical, large-scale change? David Baker argues that the education revolution has transformed our world into a schooled society—that is, a society that is actively created and defined by education. Drawing on neo-institutionalism, The Schooled Society shows how mass education interjects itself and its ideologies into culture at large: from the dynamics of social mobility, to how we measure intelligence, to the values we promote. The proposition that education is a primary rather than a "reactive" institution is then tested by examining the degree to which education has influenced other large-scale social forces, such as the economy, politics, and religion. Rich, groundbreaking, and globally-oriented, The Schooled Society sheds light on how mass education has dramatically altered the face of society and human life.

Key Maths

GCSE.. Higher

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748766332

Category: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Page: 748

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Developed for the AQA Specification, revised for the new National Curriculum and the new GCSE specifications. The Teacher File contains detailed support and guidance on advanced planning, points of emphasis, key words, notes for non-specialist, useful supplementary ideas and homework sheets.

Key Maths

9

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748728023

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

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Contains chapter tests to form module tests after a group of chapters. Extended chapter tests to provide extra consolidation of work that stretch the most able pupil's. Numerous questions for all assessment needs. A new 'numeracy pratice' section for additional work in this key area for Key Stage 3 supporting the National Numeracy Framework. The interactive CD-ROM version allows the user to cut and paste questions and search by for example a topic/key word at a click. National Curriculum Levels are also included in the mark scheme.

Scientific American Inventions from Outer Space

Everyday Uses for NASA Technology

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 9780375409790

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Scientific American profiles more than sixty inventions that were developed for the space program but now enjoy everyday usage, such as the Dustbuster vacuum, the CAT scan, and the home water filter.

Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457427015

Category: Music

Page: 144

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An excellent book designed to assist musicians with their performance of contemporary (post be-bop) jazz. It focuses on utilizing fourths, pentatonics, modes, bitonals and other contemporary materials when improvising. Numerous examples, suggested reading and recording examples are also included.

Between Nations

Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, and the Question of Britain

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804780032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Fusing historiography with literary criticism, Between Nations produces an array of unexpected readings of early modern texts. Starting from the premise that England has never been able to emerge or define itself in isolation from its neighbors on the British Isles, this book places Renaissance England and its literature at a meeting of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh histories. It ranges from the late sixteenth through the late seventeenth centuries and deals with the "reigns" of three monarchs and one regicide—those of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles II, and Oliver Cromwell. However, it shifts the domain they ruled from the customary center into interactions between England and the other British polities. The author argues that England was able to develop into what we call a "nation" only in and by means of its relations with the other proto-"nations" that often it was also suppressing. Among the authors who served one or more of the four English rulers are Shakespeare, Spenser, and Marvell, who are studied here in the way they responded to the complexities of British history that encompassed their "nation." They not only participated in nation building/destroying, but their works are shown often to be meditations on that process and their own roles in the process. In Henry V, for example, Shakespeare both produces a vision of an ideal Britain and inscribes into his play the voices of various British peoples that are meant to be subsumed. Spenser's A View of the Present State of Ireland, which is often taken as an anti-Gaelic screed, is more plausibly seen as a text compounded of heterogeneous cultural influences, many of them originating from within Ireland. The complexity of the text reflects Spenser's own situation as a colonial official exiled from one British nation, England, to another, Ireland. In "An Horation Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland," Marvell explicitly considers the consequences of a campaign that historians have called the "War of the Three Kingdoms." In that, and in a later poem, "The Loyal Scot," Marvell emerges as a shrewd commentator on the British politics of his day. Throughout, the book demonstrates that historical readings of this period's English literary works can be as multivalent and multicentric as the British history that produced them.

Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

Author: David W. Baker

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830894829

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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Nahum's prophecy of Nineveh's coming destruction. Habakkuk's probing dialogue with the Lord of Israel. Zephaniah's warning to Jerusalem's last great king. The texts of these minor but important prophets receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this introduction and commentary. David W. Baker considers each book's historical setting, composition, structure and authorship as well as important themes and issues. Each book is then expounded passage by passage in the concise and informative style that has become the hallmark of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series

Solutions Maths

C.. 7

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748793273

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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This is a major new series developed to provide complete coverage of the framework for teaching mathematics and Medium Term Plan in a highly accessible and modern format.