HOW TO: THE LES PAUL GUITAR GOOGLE DOODLE
GOOGLE CELEBRATES THE BIRTHDAY OF THE CREATOR OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR
Leave it to uber-search engine GOOGLE to come up with an extremely cool, yet simple way to honor guitar legend Les Paul: with a home page interactive logo, or "doodle" . Paul, who died in 2009 and would have been 96 today, is the originator of the solid-body, "rounded sound" electric guitar.
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HOW TO: THE NOTES
To begin, go to the Google website homepage by typing in www.Google.com. Or click the link to the right.
The Google guitar doodle plays ten notes, starting with a low "G" and rising up to a high "B." Using your computer's mouse, strum over the doodle; or, activate the guitar by using the keyboard icon (use your computer keyboard for this). DO NOT click on the strings, just let your cursor touch them. There's also a RECORD button so you can keep your music.
Each note has a numerical key it corresponds with. Beginning with low "G":
1 = G
2 = A
3 = B
4 = C
5 = D
6 = E
7 = F
8 = G
9 = A
10 = B
To use your keyboard: hit the "1", "q", or "a" button to play the low "G." The "2", "w" or "s" plays the low "A" etc.
NOTE: Only a C major scale is playable, there are no sharps or flats.
HOW TO: THE CHORDS
Here are some chord examples:
1, 3, 5, 8 = C Major
4, 6, 8 = F Major
5, 7, 9 = G Major
Now, it's time to hit that record button (you get 30 seconds) and see if you can compete with the following doodle guitar maestros.
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