How to Play Google's Sweet Les Paul Doodle

Keyboard can help create actual songs
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2011 10:00 AM CDT
Updated Jun 12, 2011 8:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Google has outdone itself with one of its coolest (if least readable) logo "doodles" ever: A logo celebrating Les Paul's 96th birthday that actually plays music. Just hover your mouse over a string to pluck it. Under the logo is a red button that can record your creation. Hitting it will also enable keyboard controls; each key corresponds to a note, and hitting multiple will allow you to play chords.

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Techie Buzz even went so far as to figure out the keys for the Titanic title theme on the thing (first line: K KKK K JK k JK L ; L). The only downside: It doesn't support multiple octaves or sharp notes. So what do you think: Is this cooler than the playable Pac-Man doodle? The doodle has proven so popular that it's got it's own permanent home now. (Read more Google Doodle stories.)

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