Google’s Addictive Chrome Music Lab Teaches You About Music Through Play

Andrew LaSane

Google's newest release is a sound way to learn about the basics of music theory. The Chrome Music Lab, a collection of interactive tech experiments, gives users the opportunity to experience the world of music by playing with objects created by musicians and coders, Hypebeast reports.

The free experiments, suitable for all ages, allow users to create rhythms with drum-playing monkeys, visualize voices on a spectrogram, learn major and minor chords with floating piano keys, paint strokes like Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky to turn that art into music, and more.

You don't need to be tech-savvy to use the Chrome Music Lab. The site does not require any plugins to work—just a browser window, speakers, and a mouse or trackpad. But if you would like to learn more about how it all works on the technical side, there are also links to the open source codes, so you can create experiments of your own.

[h/t Hypebeast]

Screenshots via Chrome Music Lab.