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Introduction

Welcome to NPI’s FREE CONTENT, a brand new section on the Now Play It website that will come to feature a wide range of learning tools designed to help you get the most from the tutorials available on NPI as well as lots more material to help broaden your musical horizons and it is all absolutely FREE!

From mini artist tutorials to In House chord guides, there is something for everyone and we’ll be adding more every week, gradually building up an extensive library of material that you can download, keep and share.

To download your free content, simply click on the ‘download’ link to download the files to your computer. All free content tutorials come as high res, MP4 files. These files are compatible with Quicktime player and can also be played on your iPod and iPhone. Enjoy!


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  • KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall

    Displaying her clever use of effects pedals, KT gives you a masterclass specifically on loop pedals and shows how she achieves the great sounding and useful end results both with vocals and guitar.

    (TUTORIAL DURATION: 5.28 MINS)

    DOWNLOAD SIZE: 20 MB

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  • Raul Midon

    Raul Midon

    Guitar virtuoso Raul Midon gives an inspiring tutorial on the world of natural and false harmonics. He covers everything from false harmonic scales to chords and gives great tips on how to achieve these rarely used, beautiful sounds.

    (TUTORIAL DURATION: 3.32 MINS)

    DOWNLOAD SIZE: 39.4 MB

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  • Turin Brakes

    Turin Brakes

    Olly and Gale from Turin Brakes take you through the basics of finger picking. They demonstrate simple exercises that incorporate the use of your thumb and three fingers that will get you picking along in no time!

    (TUTORIAL DURATION: 2.52 MINS)

    DOWNLOAD SIZE: 25.6 MB

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  • INTRODUCING CHORDS - Part 4: A/E/D CHORD PATTERN

    INTRODUCING CHORDS - Part 4: A/E/D CHORD PATTERN

    Welcome to Part 4 of our chord guide for beginners! This week, the guide takes you through a variety of A-E-D chord patterns with some useful suggestions and insight into basic chord progressions.
    The tutorials include useful exercises to improve your hand strength, fret accuracy and strumming motion all with the aim of helping you get used to playing different chords and putting them together.

    (GUIDE DURATION: 04.47 MINS)

    (DOWNLOAD SIZE: 33.5 MB)

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  • INTRODUCING CHORDS - Part 3: D Major

    INTRODUCING CHORDS - Part 3: D Major

    Welcome to Part 3 of our chord guide for beginners! Each week we'll be focusing on a different basic chord and exploring 2 variations of that chord: the minor and 7th shapes. This week, the guide takes you through D chords and shows you how to play these in simple progressions with other chords. The tutorials include useful exercises to improve your hand strength, fret accuracy and strumming motion all with the aim of helping you get used to playing different chords and putting them together.

    (GUIDE DURATION: 04.47 MINS)

    (DOWNLOAD SIZE: 33.5 MB)

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  • INTRODUCING CHORDS - Part 2 : A Major

    INTRODUCING CHORDS - Part 2 : A Major

    Welcome to Part 2 of our chord guide for beginners! Each week we'll be focusing on a different basic chord and exploring 2 variations of that chord: the minor and 7th shapes. This week, the guide takes you through A chords and shows you how to play these in simple progressions with E chords. The tutorials include useful exercises to improve your hand strength, fret accuracy and strumming motion all with the aim of helping you get used to playing different chords and putting them together.

    (GUIDE DURATION: 04.11 MINS)

    (DOWNLOAD SIZE: 43.4 MB)

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Raul Midon

Raul Midon

Guitar virtuoso Raul Midon gives you the lowdown on false and natural harmonics. For your free download click here.