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Music education firm Yousician is launching a series of ‘Spotlight’ courses featuring famous musicians.

Jason Mraz is kicking the new series off, with a course teaching people to play some of his tracks on guitar or ukulele. He’ll be followed by Juanes, whose course is also a partnership with language-learning app Duolingo, and then Metallica, with the promise of “a unique window into their songwriting process, including tutorials that show users how to play their most requested songs, directly from the band”.

It’s not the first example of artists working with a music education tech service, but it’s a big move from one of the biggest companies in that space. The company says it now has 20 million users across its two main products: the main Yousician service and instrument-tuning app GuitarTuna.

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