Play Les Paul's Google Doodle with these guitar chords


The Post’s Mike Cavna thinks this is the best Google Doodle yet. I’m not entirely sure it beats Pac-Man (can anything ever beat Pac-Man?), but it is sure to waste plenty of time. To help you on your musical prowess, here’s how to play around with it:


The keys that make each string play.

Redditt user Mark broke the strings down into notes. He recorded a pretty spot on Pachelbel Cannon in D


The notes and the corresponding number key you can press to make the string play.

Using only the number keys, here’s major chords:

C Major = 1, 3 5, 8

F Major = 4, 6, 8

G Major = 5, 7, 9

Ruairi Dorrity on Redditt put together the way to play the twelve-bar blues on the Doodle. Just hit record (so you can play with the keyboard) and hit the number combinations in this pattern:

C C C C

F F C C

G G C C

Another group from a Lord of the Rings message board came up with these breakdowns. Play each number separately:

Frère Jacques 1231-1231-345-345-565431-565431-151

Camptown Races 5535-653-32-32-5535-653-2-32-1

London Bridge 5654-345-234-345-5654-345-2-5-31

Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th Symphony 3345-5432-1123-3-226 6-78-8765-4456-6-55 second verse: 2231-23431-23432121

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 11-55-66-5-44-33-22-1-55-44-33-2-55-44-33-2-11-55-66-5-44-33-22-1

Already, YouTube is filling up with 30-second clips from songs ranging from Mozart to Guns ‘N’ Roses. Here’s one computer musician who worked out “Here Comes The Sun:”

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