Courtesy ‘Sounds of India’ initiative, we can now sing the National Anthem and Google will make it instrumental.
In a blog post, Google announced a collaboration with Prasar Bharati and Virtual Bharat to create one master track with the voices of thousands.
“The computation for this experience runs completely in browser and on-device using TensorFlow, and no personally identifiable information is collected or stored. We can’t wait to bring to you the culmination of this experience, so look out for something very special coming your way on 15th August 2020 – the 73rd anniversary of India’s Independence,” Google said.
When you sing the national anthem, Google will convert your voice into one of the three traditional Indian instruments — the shehnai, sarangi, or bansuri — effectively rendering your performance of the national anthem in the instrument of your choice. If you wish to participate, open the site on your smartphone, you will get access to an interactive web app that’ll guide you through the process.
At first, you will hear the national anthem, then you’ll see a screen with the lyrics of the anthem which will get highlighted to help you sing in rhythm.
Now, all you need to do is pick your favourite Indian instrument and within no time you’ll have your own version of the national anthem. This lovely version of the national anthem created using your voice and the sound of an Indian musical instrument can now be downloaded and shared across various platforms.
Google’s initiative has come as a relief at a time when we cannot take part in Independence Day celebrations as usual. It has given us the opportunity to feel the essence of unity sitting right at home.