KT Tunstall, Blur and Supergrass are among the artists who have signed up to a new Web site which aims to get music fans playing along to their favorite hits.

The DRM-free downloadable video tutorials at www.nowplayit.com show the artists providing techniques, guidance and stories about the tracks that made them famous.

In one scenario, Dave Rowntree explains how to play drums on Blur's "Coffee And TV," and in another, Tunstall demonstrates how to play "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on acoustic guitar. Each tutorial costs £3.99 ($8.20) to download.

Artists from EMI Music and V2 have been the first to pledge their teaching skills.

"Our aim is to get millions of budding musicians around the world as close to the artist and songs they love as possible," comments Tony Wadsworth, chairman and CEO, EMI Music U.K. and Ireland, in a statement. "If you want to play a song, there is no better way to learn than from the artist who wrote or performs it. 'Now Play It' not only offers an exciting new way to learn your favorite songs but also fills a genuine gap in the market."

Launched today, the site will have 100 full masterclass tutorials and 200 "Lite" lessons, with the aim of building a catalog of more than 3,000 songs by next summer.

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