Yesterday, Google ran a very interesting doodle honoring the memory of Les Paul and enticing users to get creative and strum out a little guitar tune straight from the Google homepage. But if you've visited the Google homepage today, you'll notice that the doodle is still there.
Because people loved it so much, Google has decided to keep the doodle running for another day, enabling users to have more fun with the virtual guitar and the recording feature.
"Due to popular demand, we're leaving the Les Paul doodle up in the U.S. through Friday for an encore. Thanks for jamming with us," Google said in an update
"In keeping with this spirit of tinkering, those of you in the U.S. can click the black 'compose' button to record your own 30-second track. Just strum the strings or trigger notes with the letters or numbers on your keyboards. Clicking the button again will display a link to share the songs you’ve made," Google said in the original post.
Since the strings are linked to the number keys on your keyboard, you can put together some pretty interesting tunes, Google users have been having a ball recreating famous songs with the Google doodle.
The Washington post put together
a couple of nice images, showing which keys you have to press to get which notes, with the help of Reddit. All of the notes are laid out on the keyboard, spanning a full octave, on either the number keys, 1 through 8, or through any of the rows of keys below that.
Here are a couple of simple songs you can play with the Google doodle, just hit the number keys in order.
Frère Jacques is 1231-1231-345-345-565431-565431-151;
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is 11-55-66-5-44-33-22-1-55-44-33-2-55-44-33-2-11-55-66-5-44-33-22-1;
Note that the feature may not always work completely as intended, depending on your combination of browser, Flash plugin and operating system. Disabling Instant Search can also help if you're having trouble getting the keyboard to work.