Ok, here is the final instalment in my primary duets project: it's a little ditty called Sneaky Snakes. I wanted to compose a duet that incorporated some sound effects, namely because they are fun! Some sound effects I have come across recently include drums, hand clapping, foot stomping, vocal sounds, snapping, and tapping or knocking on the piano itself. But I wanted to use something different.
I've always liked shaker eggs; they are fun to look at, to hold and of course shake. They're also portable, affordable and easy to use, which explains why I decided to use a shaker egg as the instrument for my sound effect. Next I decided what the egg sound would emulate, and not surprisingly I chose a rattlesnake.