Download Google Les Paul Guitar Doodle! Know how to play!

The Google doodle Published yesterday as a tribute to Les Paul was a great hit on the web.The google doodle was designed like an electric guitar and was capable of being played by the user using mouse or keyboard.The guitar doodle was made with a combination of JavaScript, HTML5 Canvas (used in modern browsers to draw the guitar strings), CSS, Flash (for sound) and tools like the Google Font API and App Engine.

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)—known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which made the sound of rock and roll possible. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.–From the Wikipedia

There had been many experiments on the doodle to play popular songs.And many successful attempts have been recorded and also some have shared the notes.Below is a copy of the original doodle.

Give it a try!

Playing the Google guitar is simple.It can play 10 notes.The number keys 1-0 on the keyboard can be used to play and the corresponding notes have been listed below.

  • 1 = G
  • 2 = A
  • 3 = B
  • 4 = C
  • 5 = D
  • 6 = E
  • 7 = F#
  • 8 = G
  • 9 = A
  • 10 = B

There still is no direct download solution from google.But we hope that google may make arrangements to make it avalable online forever as it did for the Pacman doodle.Any way,even though google does not make a solution,our copy will remain here for you unless we are forced to remove it.(see the update below)

Currently Google has extended the time for showing this doodle,and has added an option for users to record a short play of 30 seconds and gives them a permalink.

The SWF file used by google can be obtained from the local temporary files folder once you visit the google homepage when the doodle is active.Yet it does not seem to work alone.But if you wish,the file can be got from
XP:- C:\Documents and Settings\%your Acc name%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
Vista/7 :- C:\Users\%your log on name%\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

You need two files from there, guitar11-hp-sprite.png and guitar11.swf.

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Amaan Rizwan
Amaan Rizwan

Hye proved the USA version..where we can record for 30 seconds