The Lick of The Day App for iPhone and iPad is put out by Guitar World, the 800 pound gorilla of guitar magazines. Like most guitar players I am a lick junkie, and this app provides a steady stream of new licks and instructional features. The licks are also accompanied by video lessons by famous guitar players and respected teachers.
The app features tab and standard notation, with tempo and looping controls that enable you to play along slowly until you get the lick right. Perhaps the coolest feature is the dynamic fretboard that shows finger positions synchronized with the music notation. In addition, the fretboard can be inverted for lefties.
The Lick of The Day App app is listed as free in the appstore and comes with a few licks, however, you will eventually have to pay a subscription fee to continue receiving new content. You can purchase a one, three, or six-month subscription to receive a new and challenging daily lesson. - Alex Borsody