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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:36 am



(after a bad rep)

perfect. you're all cut.
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:49 am



ZachHarston wrote:Here's a few that I've added to my vocabulary over the last few years...

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.

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I agree 100%. I asked because I was looking for such fresh new "sayings". I like a lot of your comments, because they are all very insightful. In my opinion, the best tech sayings are 50% instruction, and 50% attention grabbers.
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:09 am



"Drumming is 80% Relaxation and 40% technique."..
if they ask its "because drummers give a minimum of 120% at all times, because those pansies in the pads and helmets only give One Ten(referring to 110%)"
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:04 pm



Wagsdrummer92 wrote:"Drumming is 80% Relaxation and 40% technique."..
if they ask its "because drummers give a minimum of 120% at all times, because those pansies in the pads and helmets only give One Ten(referring to 110%)"

I've used a variation on this...

Me: "If you want easy, go play soccer!"
Student: "Soccer isn't easy"
Me: "Really? What could be easier than an activity where success is defined by being just marginally better than some other snot-nosed brat who is doing the absolute minimum to NOT get yelled at by their coach?"
Student: "Whimper" (sulks away to work on open rolls...)
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:10 pm



Point at a brick on the wall
"This is the hack brick. When it turns blue, you can start hacking. Until then, no hacking."


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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:17 pm



Mr. Hoover (MSU's head honcho), "Band, is that supposed to be an arch? Cuz it looks like a crippled animal."
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:42 pm



" you guys sound like butt sauce"
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:04 am



after you add in bodywork, the beats always get worse...
"you can't pour syrup on crap and call it pancakes!"


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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:08 pm



Figure it out.
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:43 pm



Our snares have high hat attachments, when they were adjusting them, "I like my high hats like I like my chicken, crispy!"
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:53 pm



" In the Beginning all diddles were created equal, and should be played as such"


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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:37 am



"Wait with the weight"
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:05 am



" you guys are all over the bowl( toilet bowl)"
"You guys are hurtin "
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:17 am



"you have all the information, apply it"
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:09 pm



"Invite personal discomfort,"
"SLUGS!!!"
"I'm giving you the key, all you have to do is to unlock it," This is what our tech says the most,
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:49 pm



Diddles or GTFO
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:24 pm



"crush your diddles, and I'll crush your brain"
Les femmes françaises ne sont pas poilu, ils ont juste beaucoup d'ombre autour de leurs aisselles, qui donne aux gens la perception de la pilosité français.


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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:49 pm



"Clean your own House" fix what's wrong with you before you try to fix someone else
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:40 pm



Sig. I lol'd in my head.


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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:36 pm



Five as one, all or none. (basses) (and yes i did steal this from the basstree t-shirts)
I like pads.


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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:22 am



JLbluefan09 wrote:Mr. Hoover (MSU's head honcho), "Band, is that supposed to be an arch? Cuz it looks like a crippled animal."
Guys... that line is nastier than my grandma's teeth...

*beat*

...and she's been dead for 15 years!!!!
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:32 am



couple that were said to us over the season-
"figure your lives out"
" i hate you all "
" thor here ( yes, we have a drumline mascot, a bulldog named thor ) has something to tell you. *leans down next to thor * he says you suck. "
" the spaces and rests are more important than the notes. "
" if you don't play the squib, you're cut"
" okay guys, good rep. some positives were the rushing, wrong notes, and bad heights. and zero accents. see you at finals! "
" the people at this competition do not care about any other high school. they came here to see you perform. they do not care about providence ( opposing high school) . they came to watch butler beats! now go put your drums on and lets NOT sound like we did at bandcamp. "
"Binaries on the Tymp-Toms gettin' kinda' cloudy."


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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:45 am



edgar.gallegos09 wrote:(after a bad rep)

perfect. you're all cut.
this ALL the time lol
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:46 pm



Tim Greene (at Blue Stars this past weekend) had one where he didn't need to say anything.

"You guys are dragging. This time, rush it."
*play 8's in time*
*Tim makes a face, then flicks off the entire drumline*

After that rep:
"You know you're never allowed to be slow again now."

Tim also had another funny one.
"You don't need to change the accent to make it sound louder, because it's already taller than the taps. Imagine me in China. I would stand out. Partly because I'm black, but also because they're all down here and I'm way taller than all of them. So, just think about it. I'm the accents, and the chinese people...well, just keep them down and don't let them come up" hahahaha.

Aungst had a funny one, but I forgot it. If I remember it, I'll come back.
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Re: Short and Sweet Tech Sayings

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:45 pm



My personal favorite, saved for contests and championships. (right after warmups, and again before marching into stadiums)

"Don't Suck!"
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