I’ve been using the online graphic design tool Canva for a long time now and a few months ago I thought it might be good to create a set of body percussion images that can be used for playalong videos and other teaching resources. The good thing about Canva is that it includes a huge library of design elements (like hand images, feet, legs, emoji) AND you can often adjust the color of each one.
I chose a few elements to represent things like clap, snap, stamp and rest (shhh) and then selected three different skin tones which were applied to each element.
A couple of images in the collection actually combine two different elements – for example, the shoe with the little lines that indicate that the shoe is making a sound. You can get creative inside Canva and other graphic design programs when you can’t find exactly what you need. Often the answer is to manipulate or combine elements to create something new.
Each image has a transparent background so that you can easily add it over the top of another background.
You can download your set of body percussion images here:
And if you’d like more information about how to use Canva, I have a full 5-module online course that shows you how to make beautiful teaching resources using Canva.
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Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe – an Australian music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through my business Midnight Music.
I’m a qualified teacher but no, I don’t currently teach in a school. I help teachers through my online professional development space – the Midnight Music Community – where there are tutorial videos, courses, links and downloadable resources.
I like to focus on easy ways to incorporate technology into what you are already doing in your music curriculum through a range of creative projects. I also run live workshops and have presented at countless conferences and other music education events.
If you want simple, effective ideas for using technology in music education, I would LOVE to help you inside the Midnight Music Community.