If you’ve got Google’s Chrome browser and you’re feeling a bit musical, you can now jam out with your friends using little more than your mouse.
The Web search giant on Thursday launched “Jam With Chrome,” an experimental Web app that allows Chrome users to play virtual instruments with up to three other people. Users can pick from some 19 instruments, including full drum sets, acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers and even drum machines. With a mouse or trackpad, users can click to beat the drums to or drag down to strum the strings of a guitar.
Although the graphics are fairly simple, the app is rather sophisticated. Users can adjust the tempo and the key they are playing in and choose from several autoplay options. And they can invite friends to play with them via email, Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
Note, though, that you’ll have to use Chrome to be able to use at least some of these apps. Although Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox have strong support for HTML5, they were not able to load the “Jam with Chrome” app.