Technology companies have been exploring ways for musicians to connect and jam together online for well over a decade now – we have fond memories of ResRocket, for example. Now Google is having a go with a web app called JAM with Chrome, designed to be used within its Chrome web browser. “You can choose from a selection of 19 different instruments, from acoustic and bass guitars to drum kits and keyboards. Once you get playing, you can switch instruments as often and as many times as you like,” explains Google Creative Lab’s Emma Turpin. Those are virtual instruments, obviously. As a user, you can invite up to three friends to remotely join your jam session. The site is fun, but also a showcase for what’s possible with HTML5 features including the Web Audio API, Websockets, Canvas and CSS3.

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