Everyone knows about Google Doodles by now, but that fact doesn’t make the experience of discovering the new Google Doodle any less fun. Earlier today, when I woke up, the first thing I saw on my screen was today’s Doodle, which is a tribute to guitar legend (among other things) Les Paul.
Born Lester William Polsfuss on the 9th of June in 1915, Les Paul is best known for the solid-body electric guitar. Enthusiasts will tell you that this guitar is what made the sound we know and love as rock ‘n roll possible. And every guitar player – aspiring or accomplished – will know a Les Paul for what it is.
Back to what Google has for us today – the Doodle is fun, fun, fun! My opinion is that it seems to be hit and miss with Google Doodle – some of them not being that remarkable at all. In this case, though, they did a pretty good job. Not exactly like the Pac-Man Doodle, but good enough.
You just need to hover your mouse over the strings and you get to play music – not quite like you do on a real guitar, but it still is a lot of fun. You even get to turn a sound effects bar (I think that’s what it is). I tried capturing the screen while playing (the guitar strings light up), but no matter how hard I tried, I just wasn’t fast enough. You can’t imagine how long I tried to get those darned strings!
In any case, when you do need a break today, check out the Doodle. Don’t blame me if you end up “wasting” a lot of time playing around with the “chords” though.