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snarescience.com • Short and Sweet Tech Sayings - Page 3
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:32 am
by Wagsdrummer92
so i was teaching middle school kids marching basics this week and i told on of the kids to "Get up on her toes" well she then thought that ment literally on the of of her toes like a ballerina, she fell while crabbing so i've had to re adjust the saying "on your toes"

what phrase do you think would be more effective?

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:47 am
by LaKings2012
Wagsdrummer92 wrote:so i was teaching middle school kids marching basics this week and i told on of the kids to "Get up on her toes" well she then thought that ment literally on the of of her toes like a ballerina, she fell while crabbing so i've had to re adjust the saying "on your toes"

what phrase do you think would be more effective?
When you break down the technique and tell them that up on the "platform" or on the balls of their feet, that should be synonymous with telling them to get up on their toes. I guess it's just like the warnings on grocery bags that say "don't put this on your head". People have done it, so now they need to clarify that you shouldn't do that. I think you might wanna take a similar approach lol

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:41 pm
by rufusthethird
Dont f*ck up.

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:40 pm
by Wagsdrummer92
LaKings2012 wrote:
Wagsdrummer92 wrote:so i was teaching middle school kids marching basics this week and i told on of the kids to "Get up on her toes" well she then thought that ment literally on the of of her toes like a ballerina, she fell while crabbing so i've had to re adjust the saying "on your toes"

what phrase do you think would be more effective?
When you break down the technique and tell them that up on the "platform" or on the balls of their feet, that should be synonymous with telling them to get up on their toes. I guess it's just like the warnings on grocery bags that say "don't put this on your head". People have done it, so now they need to clarify that you shouldn't do that. I think you might wanna take a similar approach lol
yeah i didn't want to say "Balls of your feet" because with middle school kids if you say "Balls" they lose all focus, but platforms is definately what i was looking for thankyou

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:24 pm
by Timn69
Be anal with your beads.

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:53 pm
by Wagsdrummer92
Timn69 wrote:Be anal with your beads.
haha... that's great

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:10 am
by FunkyIndigoNights
"Again!"
"NO!"
"Quick like bunnies!"
"JOHN!"
"MIKEY!"
"TIMMY!"
"Stop humping your boyfriend Olen."
"You guys suck."
"You guys have been working hard today. Tell you what, take a whole minute and get some water."
"Last time....... AGAIN!"

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:14 am
by FCHSsnare2011
*beep*. nuff said.

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:29 am
by Timn69
While marking time to demonstrate how and why... "See my feet, you have to play with my feet. I want you to play with my feet."

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:20 pm
by lesterroyer
FunkyIndigoNights wrote:"Again!"
"NO!"
"Quick like bunnies!"
"JOHN!"
"MIKEY!"
"TIMMY!"
"Stop humping your boyfriend Olen."
"You guys suck."
This 8)

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:41 pm
by edgar.gallegos09
"last time means we are doing it a million time until it gets clean, so last time"

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:01 pm
by cunninghamkid
"three clean reps and we'll pack it up"
*three clean reps later*
"ok last time... for good measure."

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:27 pm
by drumer93
Figure it out.

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:28 pm
by nochops94
drumer93 wrote:Figure it out.
i lol'ed haha

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:43 pm
by TheseTenors
"No it's doo gat doo doo gat doo doo gat doo gat doo doo gat doo get doo plat!!!!!!"
"Well that sucked do it again"
"Chill Gene (Hack)man" i use that lol
"Hmmmmmm........ nope"
"We will march 2 basses and a tenor if this is not clean"

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:29 pm
by Buranri
"snares, that was the least entertaining thing I've seen since the first time I watched Friday on YouTube"
"(snare), you looked like you were inseminating a female gorilla"

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:58 am
by JLbluefan09
I used "shut up" a lot last fall. Haha

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:54 pm
by tropicalgrunt4
"dont play with pubes in your diddles"

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:35 pm
by Randall112
"Snares, quit making popcorn and listen in."

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:45 am
by cthefisch
"Have you ever seen the movie airplane? That's how I feel right now"

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:06 am
by JLbluefan09
Me-"I want the astronauts in space shuttle Atlantis to see your toes!"
Quad player-"Atlantis is an underwater city..."
Me-"I want those people to see your toes when you're crab stepping."

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:05 pm
by Mr.Jsquishy
the more u put into it, the more you will get out of it.

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:41 pm
by billc36
"Dammit!"

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:24 pm
by anduder
(after a bad rep) "...alright, see you guys at finals."
"(insert rudiment here)s are good for you. They're like musical brussel sprouts!"
"Get the attack."

There's plenty more... but that's all I can of right now.

Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:15 am
by ZachHarston
Here's a few that I've added to my vocabulary over the last few years:

-Aggressive feet.

-Think less of the notes on the page, and more about the spaces between them. (In regards to timing)

-Push the phrase towards the right side of the page (when a certain passage is slow)

-Keep your head above water. If you feel lost, take a deep breath and remember your immediate goal, and that is to make the next rep better.

-I (the tech) am giving you information that will make you better. If you are not listening, you cannot get better.

-Nothing I (the tech) do or say to you (the ensemble) will make you worse. Everything I say or do is said/done with your best interests in mind.

-This music is essentially a matrix of notes. If you place every note within that matrix in its EXACT place, you will be playing correct.

-Think about firing a laser pointer through a peep-hole in someone's front door. That is the mentality you need to play this passage (usually with long/fast rolls).

-Right now on a scale of 1 to 10, I'm getting an intensity level of maybe 4 to 6. We need to be redlining at a 10+ at all times.

-(In the same breath as the previous quote) You have GOT to practice intensity at rehearsals, all of the time. If you practice at a 5 on the intensity scale, then bump it up to a 10+ in a performance, you WILL change the way you play, and execution is now a crap-shoot. You MUST practice at the same intensity that you will perform.

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I could really go on for hours with phrases/sayings that have struck chords with my kids. In essence, though, you need to always be ahead of your students in the mental game. If you use a certain phrase too much, it becomes cliched to them, and the phrase/saying loses it effectiveness. As instructors it is crucial to stay persistent with bringing new/fresh approaches to our students to keep them engaged.

Thoughts?