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Lick A Day from Top Guitarists on your iPad

Nothing to do with ice-cream or lollipops, Agile Partners and Guitar World are launching today a brand new app Lick of the Day for students of the Guitar.

We think this looks great, it uses video and animated tabs to show you how to play some of the awesome licks you will of heard and more generic riffs in various styles, presented in a GarageBand-like lesson interface for your iPad.

Lessons will be hosted by top guitarist such as Joe Satriani and Zakk Wylde, covering various genres including Rock, Metal, Blues and even Jazz.

The free download of the app gives you five licks to learn and to access the daily lessons you have to subscribe. The prices are reasonable, $4.99 for one month, $12.99 for three months and $19.99 for a six month subscription (the best value option).

If you are learning guitar or if you want to improve your repertoire or keep your skills fresh this is a great idea. You can even utilise your subscription on your iPhone or iPod Touch too all for the same price.

The video above shows you all you need to know, a list of the features from Agile Partners' website is below, and the free download of the app should be going live in your local app store today.

As always, let us know in the comments below what you think and especially if you decide to subscribe.

Lick of the Day Features

  • High quality videos of Guitar World’s award-winning instructors and guitar celebrities, such as Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, Gus G., and Phil Collen, demonstrating licks in a wide range of styles: Rock, Metal, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical, Jazz and more
  • Timeless celebrity videos from the Guitar World Vault
  • Standard and tab music notation for each lick that scroll in sync with videos on iPad
  • Practice mode with settings that control music notation tempo, looping, audio synthesis, a metronome and more -- a great way for guitar players of all skill levels to practice each lick
  • Dynamic fretboard that shows finger positions synchronized with the music notation (lefties can invert the fretboard)
  • Performance notes written by Guitar World's instructors
  • “Star” your favorite licks to find them later easily, and sort licks by genre and difficulty
  • Download licks to any iOS-based device that you own -- iPad, iPhone and iPod touch