If you think playing with musical instrument apps is fun, so does Chrome. The Google-owned browser has launched Chrome Music Lab, a collection of experiments that will allow you to explore rhythms, melodies and all sorts of sounds.
You won’t have straightforward virtual guitars and pianos, but the features it does include can be much more entertaining. One of them can remix your voice while another plays notes and simple tunes based on your drawings.
If you got sick of Rhythm Heaven or Rock Band, you could try Chrome’s version of a stripped down rhythm game. Chrome Music Lab is part of Google effort to make music available for everyone, an initiative that wants to provide free interactive online tools.
The concept behind the service is that almost everyone is connected to the Internet, nowadays, and as such, they should be able to use the Internet as a teaching tool for music.
Don’t expect to learn how to play a particular instrument only based on the Music Lab, however; instead, get ready to expand your understanding of music in general.
In its entirety, the Chrome Music Lab is a site with an extensive offering of music-related tools; you can play with a spectrogram, a visual interactive chords tool, animations that present rhythm and other musical concepts as visual lessons, and so much more.
You can access the service from any device, be it a smartphone, laptop or tablet, as the site is highly functional on any of them. It’s obvious Chrome had the kids in mind when it designed the Music Lab, and it can be used to spark interest in children in a fun and interactive way.
However, the service is just as useful for adults and is easy to jump dive right into it and be entertained. Google’s Lab was put together for Music in Our Schools Month, as the company “wanted to make learning music a bit more accessible.”
Accessibility is also the reason you don’t have to download any add-ons or extensions to play with all the experiments in the Music Lab. The best thing, however, is the fact that even people or kids who don’t know to read notes still get to enjoy it.
The ‘experiments,’ as Google calls them, are created with the help of Web Audio API, an open web standard for incorporating audio directly in a web browser. According to the tech giant, developers can use the open-sourced code to create their own music experiments.
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