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Les Paul Google - best yet?


Graham Knight
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I expect Bigsby and the other Les Paul fanatics have all noticed that Google's logo today is very special one that lets you pluck guitar strings and even record your efforts.

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Les Paul: Google's best doodle yet? | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Graham

Les Paul: Google's best doodle yet?

We have seen so many different Google Doodles - the customised logos on the Google homepage - since they started in 1998 that most of us barely notice them any more. But there are just a few hours left to appreciate arguably the best Google Doodle yet - a playable, recordable homage to what would have been the 96th birthday of guitar legend Les Paul.

Hardly anything remains of the Google logo itself, abstracted into several guitar strings, bridges, a pick up and a recording button - but brush your cursor over the strings and they strum. Use the keyboard, and you can play chords. Click record - and infuriatingly, this feature doesn't seem to work outside the US - and record a few seconds of whatever you can create and share the URL of that recording. Send that URL to someone else and they can join in on a duet.

Failing that, record it yourself and post to YouTube. Plenty of people already have...

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