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The Tiptup Choir is a group of six singing turtles directed by Tiptup who perform inside Tanktup's shell in Bubblegloop Swamp. Each turtle has a different colored shell and sings a different note, and players must remember the correct order

In order to receive a Jiggy from Tiptup, Banjo and Kazooie must watch them sing a piece, then Beak Bust the turtles in the same order that they sang. This must be done for three pieces, with each piece being longer than the previous. Hitting the wrong turtle will cost Banjo a honeycomb, so it is best to approach Tiptup and ask him to repeat the sequence if the player forgets rather than hitting random turtles. The Tiptup Choir also appears in Grunty's Furnace Fun in one of the mini-games.

Strangely, after Banjo completes the challenge and exits and then re-enters Tanktup's shell, the choir (and Tiptup) have mysteriously disappeared. They will only reappear if the player exits and then re-enters the level. Where exactly the Choir disappears to during this time is unknown.

The songs are in order by lesson. Magenta may be mistaken for pink.

Lesson 1[]


Lesson 2[]


Lesson 3[]

YellowMagentaBlueLight BlueRedMagentaLight Blue


  • It is possible the members of the choir, other than Tiptup himself, are Tiptup's daughters. Tiptup mentions that he has nineteen daughters in Jolly Roger's Lagoon. If this is the case, it's unknown where the other thirteen children are. It could be likely they have not been born yet in Banjo Kazooie.
  • If Banjo and Kazooie choose to hit one of the turtles after having already completed the lessons, one of the turtles will angrily insult the duo. He/she only has one quote: "Hey! Watch it will ya, Fatty!"