Take a trip back to 1972 with the band and jam alongside as they journey throughout Europe
(PRWEB) April 10, 2012
Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino Entertainment have partnered with the award-winning creators of Rock Prodigy® whose innovative and fun platform is helping drive music education into the 21st century. Available today on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, “Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: Rock Prodigy™,” is an interactive app that plays like a game but teaches you real music skills with any guitar. The release of the app coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Dead’s legendary Europe ’72 tour, which kicked off on April 7, 1972.
Whether you are picking up a guitar for the first time or are a long-time rocker, this app will improve your skills as you play along, note-for-note, to Jerry Garcia’s guitar. The Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: Rock Prodigy™ app acts as your personal music teacher, walking you through songs from the legendary tour and providing feedback as you hit each note.
In addition to classic Grateful Dead live songs, professional Rock Prodigy® lessons are included in the app to get you started with beginner lessons ranging from holding a guitar to groovy rhythms, chords and scales. Every song has multiple skill levels and uses the actual re-mastered, live-recorded tracks. Take a trip back to 1972 with the band and jam alongside as they journey throughout Europe. Start off by learning the basic rhythms and chord progressions and work your way up to soloing along with Jerry.
Share the good times with other fans on the app’s leaderboard to see how your blues licks and country slides stack up against Dead Heads worldwide. And because the app is mobile, you can play, learn and compete wherever and whenever you want—at home, in the office, or even on the road.
Available in the iTunes App Store, Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: Rock Prodigy™ includes the iconic songs—Jack Straw, Ramble on Rose, and Sugar Magnolia—as well as additional beginner lessons to get you started. With original artwork from the Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings box set, this app completes the Grateful Dead experience by bringing you up on stage with the band. All for just $4.99.
The good vibes don’t stop there—new songs from the tour will be released weekly for you to build the ultimate Dead collection. Dead fans can also purchase multi-disc CD collections of all 22 shows from the epic Europe ’72 tour at the band’s official website, dead.net.
Download your copy now of the Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: Rock Prodigy at: http://bit.ly/GDU72-RP.
About Rhino Entertainment
Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment was founded in 1978 and is the world’s leading pop culture label. Emphasizing flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes, award-winning creative packaging, an offbeat sense of humor, and a strong social conscience, Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds. Rhino is also expanding the definition of what a catalog music company is, as evidenced by the label’s recent name and likeness representation deal with Frank Sinatra and its multi-faceted relationship with Grateful Dead. The vast Rhino catalog of more than 5,000 CDs, videos, and digital exclusive albums features material by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Doors, Chicago, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Alice Cooper, Linda Ronstadt, The Ramones, The Monkees, Carly Simon, Curtis Mayfield, among many others.
About Music Prodigy
Based in Los Angeles, California, Music Prodigy is disrupting music education with a patent-pending technology that makes learning real instruments interactive, rewarding, and fun. Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: Rock Prodigy™ is the latest premier application in the company’s Rock Prodigy line. Music Prodigy’s investors and advisors include some of the most successful music industry executives, producers, managers, artists, promoters, and educators.
For more information, visit http://www.musicprodigy.com