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Google rocks with Les Paul doodle

Google created the world's largest jam session by giving everyone on the Web a playable and recordable guitar.
Written by Steven Musil, Contributor on

With the launch yesterday of its doodle honoring musician and electric-guitar innovator Les Paul, Google created the world's largest jam session by giving everyone on the Web a playable and recordable guitar. And by the looks of things, everyone was getting their Jimmy Page on.

As of this writing, Web guitarists have posted nearly 4,000 recordings of their musical efforts to YouTube. That apparently struck a chord with Google, which announced this evening that due to popular demand, it is leaving the doodle up on its main page through Friday as an encore.

Google's video-sharing site was strumming with videos produced by music lovers who probably know more about defragging a hard drive than tuning an ax. (However, for those who actually know more about notes than notebooks, The Washington Post has composed this handy guide to how the chords line up with the doodle's strings and your keyboard.)

For more on this story, read Google's Les Paul doodle rocks the Web on CNET News.

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