So today Google put up a Les Paul theme for their new logo. And it’s interactive! I’m a guitarist, so I played with it a bit and found out this about it. All the “strings” are corded so that the notes go up as you play downwards. The reverse of what a normal guitar tablature does. The actual notes are as follows, going down: C, E on the top of the “G” of “Google”. Then in the middle section, on the left, G, B, G (an octave up), then another B an octave up on the bottom of the “G”. And then on the right, A, D, F#, then another A an octave up.
The button underneath is to record what you might be able to figure out. I noticed that there are some basic chords in place with the strings arranged as they are. Not every note is in place for all these chords, but the rough structure is as follows: a C major (minus the 5th) using the top two strings of the “G” of “Google”, a G major (minus the 5th) for the middle three strings and bottom string of the “G”, and then a D major over A (also known as D/A) for the strings on the right. It’s tricky to play them, but if you can work the mouse well you can play the chords nicely. Here’s a basic composition I put together.
I’m quite pleased with seeing Google put some music on the home page. Hope you have fun with it – if you make any particularly cool compositions, put the link to them in the comments!