Google Music Lab has launched a new tool for creators called Song Maker, the Verge reports. The new program is a sequencer that "allows you to program loops for two different instruments of your choosing," and then save and send them to someone else. The web-based program was launched for Music in Schools month, and is fairly easy to use. You input the melody in the part, which shows up as colors in different spots on a grid, moving notes higher or lower. The rhythm is assigned on a smaller bar below. As the Verge points out, the program sets available notes based on the scale you choose, meaning you'll stay in key and likely come up with something pretty listenable even without music-making experience. When you're through creating your song, you simply click save and copy the link. Anyone who receives it can listen.
Play around with Song Maker here.