A musical director was having a lot of trouble with one drummer. He talked and talked and talked with the drummer, but his performance simply didn"t improve.
Finally, before the whole orchestra, he said, "When a musician just can"t handle his instrument and doesn"t improve when given help, they take away the instrument, and give him two sticks, and make him a drummer."
A stage whisper was heard from the percussion section: "And if he can"t handle even that, they take away one of his sticks and make him a conductor."
- technique or style of performance in the arts, esp. Music.
- carrying out of a death sentence. [latin: related to *execute]
—n. - person or body with managerial or administrative responsibility.
- branch of a government etc. Concerned with executing laws, agreements, etc. —adj. Concerned with executing laws, agreements, etc., or with other administration or management. [medieval latin: related to *execute]
adj. - fit to be imitated; outstandingly good.
- serving as a warning.
- illustrative. [latin: related to *example]
v. (-ies, -ied) 1 illustrate by example.
- be an example of. exemplification n.
v. (-ting) 1 come off in scales or layers.
- throw off layers of bark. exfoliation n. [latin folium leaf]
n. - fact or manner of being or existing.
- continuance in life or being.
- all that exists. existent adj.
v. (-ting) (often foll. By from) free or declare free from blame etc. exoneration n. [latin onus oner- burden]
n. - expanding or being expanded.
- enlargement of the scale or scope of a business.
adj. - able or tending to expand.
- (of a person etc.) Effusive, open. expansively adv. Expansiveness n.
v. (-ting) (usu. Foll. By on, upon) speak or write at length. expatiation n. Expatiatory adj. [latin spatium *space]