Learn how to play licks from “Purple Haze,” “Little Wing,” “Crosstown Traffic,” and other Jimi Hendrix songs.
New York, NY, March 22, 2012 — Guitar World and Agile Partners announce three Jimi Hendrix Lick Packs are now available in Guitar World Lick of the Day, the popular app for learning guitar on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Arriving just in time to celebrate over one million downloads of Lick of the Day, the Hendrix packs provide lessons on how to play amazing licks from the albums Axis: Bold as Love, Are You Experienced, and Electric Ladyland.
All licks in Guitar World Lick of the Day include high quality videos of guitar instructors demonstrating the licks, scrolling tab and standard music notation, and more. Guitar World Lick of the Day is powered by TabToolkit, an Apple Design Award winner developed by Agile Partners.
The new Hendrix Lick Packs in Lick of the Day include Hendrix: Experienced which features ten essential riffs from songs on Hendrix’s debut album Are You Experienced, including “Purple Haze,” “Manic Depression” and “Foxey Lady.” Released in 1967, Are You Experienced was one of the defining albums of the psychedelic movement.
Hendrix: Bold as Love features eleven licks from songs on Axis: Bold as Love, the second studio album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The eleven licks include riffs from “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Bold as Love,” “Castles Made of Sand” and one of Hendrix’s most popular songs, “Little Wing.”
The third Hendrix pack, Hendrix: Ladyland, includes ten killer riffs from songs on Hendrix’s magnum opus, Electric Ladyland, including “Crosstown Traffic,” “All Along the Watchtower” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” Released in October of 1968, Electric Ladyland was the third and final album of new material by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
In addition to the Hendrix Lick Packs, Lick of the Day also offers two The Beatles Lick Packs and five genre-specific Lick Packs to help guitar players master their chops in a wide range of styles: Blues, Acoustic Rock, Classic Metal, Jazz, and Bluegrass. Each Lick Pack costs only US$4.99.
Lick of the Day also provides Lick Singles that enable users to purchase individual licks from an extensive catalog of great licks. Lick Singles, including riffs demonstrated by guitar celebrities such as Joe Satriani, Doug Aldrich and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, can be purchased individually for US$0.99. Users can also buy a set of twenty Lick Credits for only US$4.99 and use each Lick Credit to get a Lick Single at a significant discount.
Guitar World Lick of the Day can be downloaded for free on the iTunes App Store. The app comes preloaded with several sample licks.
Find out more at lickofthedayapp.com
Guitar World Lick of the Day was developed in collaboration with Agile Partners, developers of GuitarToolkit, an iPhone Hall of Fame inductee, TabToolkit, an Apple Design Award winner, and AmpKit, the highly acclaimed guitar amps and effects app.
Featured on the App Store as an iPhone and iPad App of the Week as well as a Staff Favorite, Guitar World Lick of the Day launched to rave reviews around the world:
–CrunchGear: “After trying it out, I give this app a thumbs up because it does what it says. It’s a multi-method approach to teaching simple, short guitar lessons in clear and helpful ways.”
–Gear Diary: “Lick of the Day is a beautiful app with an intuitive user interface. Every part of the app works perfectly … I highly recommend Lick of the Day for any guitarist.”
–The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW): “If you’re a guitar player and you’re looking to improve your skills and techniques, we’d definitely recommend you go and check out Lick of the Day, now!”
-Boles Blues: “Guitar World’s Lick of the Day is a high quality and inspirational iOS app that any guitar player can use and enjoy every single day.”
–148apps: “Overall, this app is pure guitar gold. Regardless of your playing-level, Guitar World Lick of the Day evens your playing field, providing access to quality tools and resources that would normally cost hundreds of dollars, at a minimum, in instructor fees. Whether you’re looking to build on your existing skills or learn new ones, you can’t go wrong with this app. It absolutely shreds.”
About Guitar World
Guitar World is the world’s leading guitar magazine. Professionals and beginners alike turn to Guitar World for top coverage of their favorite artists, from rock titans like Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to contemporary stars like the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. For over 30 years, Guitar World magazine has offered broad-ranging interviews that cover technique, instruments and lifestyles as well as Guitar World’s famously accurate transcriptions of the greatest songs in rock, metal, blues, punk and more. Not only is it the category leader in retail outlets like Walmart, Guitar World is now available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and the Nook. Guitarworld.com is the home of all the latest and greatest guitar news, lessons, tablature, behind the scenes and videos. Guitar World’s “Lick of the Day” is one of the top downloaded apps on the iTunes store and was featured as an iPhone and iPad App of the Week. Find out more at www.GuitarWorld.com
About Agile Partners
Agile Partners Technologies, LLC is a leading developer of applications for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Agile Partners’ apps include: GuitarToolkit (guitartoolkit.com), an iPhone Hall of Fame app; TabToolkit (tabtoolkit.com), winner of an Apple Design Award; and AmpKit (ampkitapp.com), the ultimate guitar amps, effects and recording app. Founded in 2002, Agile Partners has locations in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. For more information, visit agilepartners.com
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