With the Baltimore Chorus:
Me: (shaking head, wanting to say anything but this analogy...) I had a teacher who would always say that there are two kinds of crescendos, (pause...another head shake)
1. A boring crescendo that expends all the sound halfway through and
2. An erotic crescendo that saves its energy and peaks...well you get it.
(chorus disolves into groans.)
So let's practice these crescendos and make them as erotic as possible.
(practice crescendos five times.....)
75-year-old-Alto: Evan, stop this. I need a cigarette!