Google Doodle is celebrating musical prodigy Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday by giving everyone the opportunity to create melodies in his name.
How? The latest Doodle gets you to put down a few notes. Wait a few moments for the AI technology to ‘harmonise’ those and transform it into a four-voice piece similar to Bach’s musical signature.
Born in 1685 to a family of musicians, Johann Sebastian Back become both an incredibly talented Baroque organist and one of the greatest composers of our time – and his legacy lives on.
He started learning about music a child, so we thought we’d put together a clip of some of the most talented children playing his music – hundreds of years later. Many of these children have grown up to be great musicians. You'll see why.
Here are some interesting facts about Bach, too.
1. Anke Chen playing a Bach/Mozart combo
Bach fact one: He had 20 children: seven with his first wife and thirteen with his second, Anna Magdalena Wülcken.