As a follow up to yesterday’s blog ‘Google creates playable logo‘ from Trish, I can confirm her predictions that people would embrace Thursday’s Google Doodle creation honouring Les Paul, were correct!
The interactive toy inspired loads of budding musicians to upload their tunes to YouTube for everyone to enjoy. Among the covers were The Beatles’ Hey Jude and Here Comes the Sun, Metallica’s One, U2’s Running To Stand Still, Linkin Park’s Numb and my personal favourite Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi.
You will all, I’m sure, be familiar with the Google doodle and how Google is now famous for updating it’s logo on the search page to celebrate famous people and historical events on the day that they occur.
Today, I noticed that Google have one of the most amazing doodles they have produced so far, a playable and recordable digital “guitar”!
To play the guitar, simply hover your mouse over the strings and bring your inner musician to life. I’m entirely convinced that it would be possible to create a full song using the interface of the doodle, so I am expecting over coming hours and days we’ll see an influx of these recorded and posted up to you tube and shared among social media sites.
The Google doodle is to honor the late Les Paul, the man who was one of the very first electric guitar musicians and built one of the first full solid-body electric guitars. He was an amazing artist and was always innovating new ways and ideas to capture his music. He created new ways to overdub music tracks back in the 1940’s which was really pioneering for that age.
This google doodle really has impressed me with it’s usability and also it’s connection with one of the most famed and greatest musicians of our time.