Images, Images, Images
When creating resources for workshops and online courses I find myself constantly in need of images, images….and more images.
First, there’s a need for images of music instruments, or composers, or snippets of scores, and there’s often a need for notation images. And I can be fussy when it comes to notation images: I really like the notes to be clear, crisp at the edges when enlarged and preferably with a transparent background (which means they can be easily placed on top of a stave without blocking out half of the staves lines).
So I decided to make some myself.
Well, it started simple
I thought that I would just do the common rhythmic elements: crotchet, quaver, minim, semibreve and the equivalent rests. And then I thought I had better add in some clefs, staves lines and a few different bar lines. Then perhaps headless versions of the rhythmic values. And before you know it, I ended up with a whole collection.
A library even. Of more than 150 music notation images.
And then I decided that I may as well share it with everyone.
A few examples of use
7 Ways to use your notation images
1. To create worksheets
2. To create posters for your music classroom
3. In your interactive whiteboard software
4. In Powerpoint or Keynote presentations
5. To make flashcards
6. To make your own digital or printable music games
7. To use in screencasting/whiteboard apps on the iPad
Download the music notation library
There are two collections: small images and large images. Each notation element has a transparent background.
1. The small images are good for Word documents, and presentations
2. The large images are good for posters and other larger printed things
I hope you find them useful! If you’ve used them to create your own resources, let me know how in the comments below.
Guitar chord images
Update: I’ve now also created a collection of 36 Free Guitar Chord Images.
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