The theme song to every '70s high school prom – and probably a lot of 40-year reunions this year – is now forever captured on YouTube by user OooooooooMEooooooooO. This Google guitar rendition deftly captures the arpeggio, finger-picked opening of the Led Zeppelin classic. The key is all wrong. The original song was written for A minor, while the Google guitar only plays in C major. But Mr. O...ME...O nails the pace.
The YouTuber also shared the notation, so you too can play along. Once you get Google guitar recording, type out:
6 7 8 7 6 7
6 7 8 9 8 7 6
8 9 0 9 8 7 6 5
5+7+9 (Play together as a cord)
Once you're done recording, Google will give you a URL, which you can send to friends and prove your hard-rocking, key-clicking prowess. (This seems to work only in some browsers.) OooooooooMEooooooooO went a step further by recording the entire screen as he played.
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If you'd rather play with your mouse, Google has rather cleverly laid out the strings so that you can easily strum a few chords, all while adhering to the guitar shape of its iconic logo. By passing your cursor over the three longest strings, you can play a G-Major chord. You can include the short string on the bottom left, too, for a bit of a fuller sound. The two strings on the top left will allow you to play a C chord, and the four strings all the way over on the left will let you play a D chord. These three chords will let you play hundreds of songs and are the main components of a 12-bar blues.
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