Make music with Body Synth

Use your webcam to turn your body movements into sound in this weird and wonderful music session, which uses on-screen visuals to generate amazing interactive noises using Google’s Body Synth engine.

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is an arts workshop that helps people learn by using their senses to connect with their surroundings while building confidence and supporting self-expression.

What happens in the video?

Step 1

To do this activity, you’ll need a webcam, a room with enough space to move around, and the internet browser Google Chrome if you haven’t already got it.

Step 2

Listen to Tom’s song, ‘Making Sounds at Home’, then open a new window in Chrome and go to

Step 3

Your webcam will open and you will be able to see yourself – start moving your body to make music! Colin will give you a tutorial on how to get started.

Step 4

See what kind of songs and music you can make.

This activity was created by singer-songwriter Tom Peel, and uses Body Synth made by Google.