Now Play It

Now Play It – About

Welcome to Now Play It

‘Now Play It’ is a new and exciting way to learn and play your favorite songs.

This unique video service features real music and real artists all backed by real learning techniques.

It has been developed to help offer a more instant and direct way of learning, for every range of musician.

‘Now Play It’ aims to get people as close to the artist and songs they love as simply as possible.

If you want to play a song, there is no better way to learn than from the artist who wrote or performs it...welcome to ‘Now Play It’.

Getting Started

There are 3 types of ‘Now Play It’ tutorials, ‘Full’, ‘Lite’ & ‘In House’.

‘Full’ Tutorials

A ‘Full’ tutorial is split into 3 parts, (Lesson / Recap / Play Through).

The Lesson is an exclusively filmed direct 1 to 1 tutorial with an artist. Each one is shot in a unique location, be it at the artists house, studio or backstage on tour. Lessons last an average of 15 - 25mins and take the user through how to play every aspect of the song, from chords, techniques and/or equipment used.

The Recap, which only features in guitar lessons, gives the user an overview of all the chords used in the song, allowing them to learn them individually.

The Play Through is the last part of the full tutorial package and features the original promo video (or approved photos where a video doesn’t exist) for the song with tabbed versions of the chords overlaid on it. This final section allows the user to put into practice all the skills they have just picked up and jam along with the original track and artist to perfect their skills. For drum lessons there are no chords, but instead the play through features a live performance of the drummer alongside the video showing all the techniques used.

‘Lite’ Tutorials

A ‘Lite’ tutorial is split into just 2 parts, (Play Through / Recap).

The Play Through in ‘Lite’ tutorials is the same as in the ‘Full’ tutorials.

The Recap in ‘Lite’ tutorials is slightly less advanced than the ‘Full’ tutorials, it gives the user and overview of all the chords used but in a more simplistic way.

‘In House’ Tutorials

‘In House’ tutorials are exactly the same format at the ‘Full’ tutorials outlined above, but instead of featuring the actual artist who wrote or performs the song, it features our own in house tutor.

We have this 3rd option available so that we can make sure that we can offer as many different tutorials in the Now Play It style, even if an artist isn’t around to teach them anymore.

All 3 types of tutorials are delivered as just one video file, quickly and easily, allowing people the unique ability to be able to download and learn on the go, anytime they want.

KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall

Gaz Coombes, Supergrass

Gaz Coombes, Supergrass

Dave Rowntree, Blur

Dave Rowntree, Blur

Olly and Gale, Turin Brakes

Olly and Gale, Turin Brakes

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Top Downloads

  1. Artist:
    Blondie
    Title:
    One Way Or Another
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Chris Stein
  2. Artist:
    Kate Nash
    Title:
    Foundations
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Lite Tutorial
  3. Artist:
    Coldplay
    Title:
    Yellow
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Lite Tutorial
  4. Artist:
    Martha Wainwright
    Title:
    GPT
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Martha Wainwright
  5. Artist:
    Protest The Hero
    Title:
    Sequoia Throne
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Tim and Luke
  6. Artist:
    Bloc Party
    Title:
    The Prayer
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Lite Tutorial
  7. Artist:
    OK GO
    Title:
    Here It Goes Again
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Lite Tutorial
  8. Artist:
    Radiohead
    Title:
    Paranoid Android
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Lite Tutorial
  9. Artist:
    OneRepublic
    Title:
    Stop And Stare
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Zach, Drew
  10. Artist:
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Title:
    No One Knows
    Instrument:
    Guitar
    Tutor:
    Lite Tutorial

Difficulty Key

  1. One

    Perfect for beginners. Uses basic techniques with not too many changes.

  2. Two

    Slightly more complex techniques. Still great for anyone who's just starting out.

  3. Three

    Perfect for you if you've been playing for a while and have mastered the basics. Not too hard but may require a bit more time if you've only just started playing.

  4. Four

    Fairly advanced. Will need more practice to master as probably uses more advanced techniques.

  5. Five

    Advanced. Not one for beginners but recommended to anyone who's mastered the basics as well as some more advanced techniques and is ready for something a little more challenging.


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