If you are yet to check out today's Google home page then you must do it as it is really a wonder..
PEOPLE WHO used to love to play the piano or the harmonium as a child got to revisit their childhood thanks to the Google
Doodle that is celebrating the 78th birthday of Robert Aurther 'Bob' Moog. The Doodle is interactive and consists of a synthesizer connected to a recorder. Thus, one can always play the alankar, record and listen back. Google is not only honouring the man who came up with his Moog synthesizer but also making people nostalgic today on his birthday.
The doodle looks in-between a piano and the Indian harmonium with keys that can add jazz music to it connected at the head. Another recorder is attached to this synthesizer and one can play, record and play it back at will. People on Facebook
are talking about the ingenuity of the creation both by Moog and by Google. This is, however, not the first time that Google has made a playable doodle. If you remember, we got to play the three stringed guitar on the 96th birthday of Les Paul.
Born on May 23, 1934, Moog was the pioneer synthesizer maker, and after his instrument came into being other playable instruments such as Minimoog Voyager, Little Phatty, Moog Minitaur, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, and Minimoog Model D, came into operation, which were also inspired from Moog's instrument.
He had a bachelor's degree in physics from Queen's University, New York and and also a degree in electrical engineering with a Ph.D in in engineering physics. With an impressive educational background, he spent his early years as a research professor at the music University of North Carolina at Ashville. In 1970 he received a Grammy trustee award. After a lifetime dedicated to music, it was in August 2005, that Moog died at the age of 71 of a brain tumor.
What he left the world was an inspiration in the form of a synthesizer and a Bob Moog Foundation that continues his life's aim of developing electronic music. The Google doodle today truly honors the much respected gentleman with the virtual synthesizer.
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