In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, Google’s first-ever AI-powered Google Doodle will help you achieve your dream.
The Google Doodle shows Bach playing an organ, and lets users compose a melody of their own.
All you have to do is select a few notes and then the Doodle will automatically “harmonize the custom melody into Bach’s signature music style.”
Or, if you’re lucky enough to find the easter egg in the Doodle, you may end up with an ‘80s rock style hybrid.
To develop the Google Doodle, teams at Google fed a computer 306 of Bach’s chorale harmonizations.
Johann Christian Bach was born and raised in the German town of Eisenach in a large musical family in 1685.
Bach went on to write more than 1,000 pieces of music and became a noted harpsichordist and organist.
His father played multiple instruments and worked as director of the town’s musicians, while his eldest brother was also a musician.
Primarily known as an exceptional organist during his lifetime, Johann Christian Bach also understood how to build and repair the complex inner mechanisms of pipe organs, a feature that has been incorporated into the interactive doodle.
Of his 20 children, many became composers themselves.