Okay, so we made most of these up. But you can experience them! A quick read through the Glossary may awaken your imagination for having even more fun with the Tubes.
Boppin': Playing the Tubes with mallets, etc. (Boom O Phone - B O P, bop!)
Carvin' the Air: Executing really cool moves with your Tubes while Whackin'.
Cruisin': Experiencing the Groove while Boppin' or Whackin'.
Cuttin' Loose: 1. Doing your own thing. 2. Lots of people doing their own thing, mostly Smackin' (in other words, not keeping a beat).
Duelin': Whackin' with one or more other people and producing rhythmic sounds by striking each others' Tubes.
Flashin': Creating your own conspicuous, advanced rhythmic pattern on top of a group Groove.
Groove: The magical space you enter when you're Boppin' or Whackin' by yourself or with others and experience the flow of the rhythm you're making.
Howlin': Producing any kind of vocal sounds while Whackin'.
Jammin': Boppin' or Whackin' with one or more other people playing the Tubes (or other instruments).
Shakin': Simultaneous Whackin' and dancing of any form.
Smackin': Playing your Tubes without any rhythmic purpose. (See Whackin'.)
Tube Jam: The act of Jammin' with only or mostly the Tubes.
Tubes: What everyone automatically calls the Boomwhackers Musical Tubes (because that's what they are!).
Tubular: Of the nature of the Tubes (in other words, very cool!).
Wailin': Simultaneous Howlin' and Shakin'.
Whackin': Playing the Tubes and keeping a beat! (See Smackin'.)