Sunday, July 9, 2017

Play the guitar on Google

Back in 2011 Google created an awesome guitar Google Doodle to celebrate Les Paul's 96th birthday.

You can play the guitar with your mouse or with your keyboard. You can even easily record your song right in the Doodle itself.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 5 second YouTube tutorial I created to show you what it looks like.

This site is great to spark that creativity.

I was goofing around and came up with what you hear by clicking here in honor of Game of Thrones season 7 starting next weekend. I am in no means a gifted musician - but loved it!



Found this helpful guide from the site Tech Review Pro

Understanding The Google Guitar Doodle’s Musical Notes

The Google Guitar has ten notes that go from a low G, and that goes as high as a high B. If you are familiar with the musical notes, keep in mind that each number has its note.

The strings on the left side of the doodle are the C, E, and G notes. The strings in the middle are the B, G, B notes and the strings on the right side are the A, D, F# and A notes.

Don’t forget that if you want to use your keyboard to play, each key will play a different note. For example, Q, 1, A, Z will play the same string that is the G note in the center of the Google Guitar Doodle.

The number on your keyboard play the following notes:

1 is G
2 is A
3 is B
4 is C
5 is D
6 is E
7 is F#
8 is G
9 is A
0 is B
If you hit various keys at the same time to play some basic chords. For example, G major would be 1, 3 and 5. C Major would be 4, 6, and 8. Finally, D7 Major would be 4, 5, 7, 9.


Here are a few other songs to try:

  1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – 1155665 4433221 5544 332 5544332 1155665 4433221
  2. Harry Potter – 36 876 09 7 36 876 73
  3. Star Wars – 1543 2854 3285 4342
  4. The God Father – 368768676453
  5. Imperial Darth Vader March – 333 1 53 1 53 7 7 7 8 531 53
  6. Titanic – 4444 344 3456 54 4443 441
  7. Happy Birthday – 112143 112154 1186432 443121
  8. Can’t Get No Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones – 22 234 44332 22 234
  9. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica – DGJPJG DGJPJG JJJ JKJ HJHDDD
  10. Come as You Are by Nirvana – Q Q Q W E W E W EW Q E Q W Q
  11. Star Spangle Banner – T W Q E T I – POIEQT – TTPOIU – YUOOTEQ – EWQERT – TTPOIU – YUIITEQ – IIIOPP – OIUIOO – IUYTR – ERTQWE – TTIIIUYYYPOIUYT – WWTYUIO – TYUIYT
  12. Typical Doorbell – 7 5 6 2 2 6 7 5
  13. Hey Jude by The Beatles – 533562 234887756554 5666987865 1236554321 18765546 86545 6543321 18665 5468684 86545654321
  14. Jingle Bells – 333 333 35123 44444 33333 55421
  15. Duelling Banjos – 7 8 9 7 8 6 7 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 6 7 5 6 2 5 5 6 7 5 7 6 5 5 5 8 5

Take care!
Brad