Dip An Egg
by Teresa Jennings
Here's a light and simple song for Easter. Just about everyone is familiar with the custom of dipping hard-boiled eggs into colored dye to make decorative Easter displays. If you plan to do this activity at school, this song will be the perfect accompaniment.
After establishing an ostinato in the bass and piano, the vocal lines enter at measure 9 with a call and response. The melody is basic and the most challenging thing you should face is knowing which color comes next! The chorus is unison and repetitious. On the recording during the chorus, we have included a vocal bass reinforcement of the "dipping," reminiscent of the old rock and roll "dips." It's a hoot. You can really hear it on the instrumental version.
As the song progresses, various textures of percussion and synth are added. Once each instrument enters, it remains in until the end of the song. Let your students listen to see if they can hear the entrance of each sound and identify it.
Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.