We know Google doodles are cool to look at and make online searches a bit more fun. While some are animated, there’s never been one like today’s Les Paul tribute. Right now on Google’s home page, you’ll see one of the most innovative Google doodles ever–a guitar with strings that you can actually strum. And the Google logo is spelled out with the strings! Look closely! What makes it even more fun is that you can record your composition!
So how can you play guitar with the Google doodle? Read on!
Learning how to play guitar is a challenge, but the Google doodle is a tad easier than the real thing. Start by going to Google, then hover your mouse over the strings and be amazed. Once you’ve practiced a little bit and are ready to record your own composition, go for it by clicking the little black box with the red record button inside. You can record a 30 second track and if you’re satisfied with it, click the same button again for a link to share with friends.
So we’ve already established that the Les Paul Google doodle is one of the best ones ever, but who is Les Paul? Today would have been the Wisconsin born guitar legend’s 96th birthday. He was born Lester William Polsfuss and had talent well beyond his years. He made his first crystal radio at age 9! Sound-related innovations intrigued him and Les Paul was best known for creating the solid-bodied electric guitar, which made modern rock music come alive. His biggest claim to fame was the debut of the Gibson Les Paul in 1952. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
So grab your guitar tuner, learn a few guitar chords and get going! No guitar? Well, you can occupy yourself with today’s Google doodle instead.