Music is an art that transcends language. It also uses technology as a conduit for progress. The folks over at the Google Creative Lab has released a very interesting interactive web application that enables friends in different locations to play music together in the Chrome browser on their computers. Being a guitarist and a drummer myself, I was thrilled upon hearing the news. It’s called JAM with Chrome, and everyone can play with it, regardless of the level of their virtuosity and knowledge of music theory.
JAM with Chrome uses HTML5 web technologies developed by Google including Web Audio API, Websockets, Canvas, and CSS3 to allow up to four players to jam and play together right straight for their browser. Players can select from a total of nineteen different instruments including drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and keyboard. There’s even a hip-hop drum machine and a distorted electric guitar. There are two modes – easy and pro. The easy mode offers autoplay functions while the pro mode gives the user full control of the instrument through the use of a keyboard.To use the app, simply head over to www.jamwithchrome.com. Cheers!