Google has launched the Chrome Music Lab, a program for “Music In Our Schools Month” which is the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.
Chrome Music Lab is a a diverse set of 12 interactive music-making widgets that allow you to experiment with music in your browser.
Here is Google’s explanation about Chrome Music Lab;
We wanted to make learning music a bit more accessible to everyone by using technology that’s open to everyone: the web. Chrome Music Lab is a collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works. They’re collaborations between musicians and coders, all built with the freely available Web Audio API.
You can choose one out of 12 different tools to explore sounds, rhythms and melodies. Music can be made based on your drawings, remixed from your voice or simply by mouse-clicks.
This video explains exactly how the program works:
Chrome Music Lab can be used by everyone, because it easily explains the basics concepts like chords and rhythm. For more advanced people, there are: spectogram, oscillators, and harmonics.
If you’re not into learning something new, you can just poke around, enjoy sound animations and have fun!