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Practice Anywhere: Take Your Practice On The Road


Practicing on the road can be a hassle. Thankfully, there has never been a better time to take your show on the road. If you’re already traveling with a laptop or iPad, all you need to add to your gear is a travel guitar and some sort of adapter to plug your guitar in. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about the killer combo that lets you easily practice guitar anywhere in the world.

What You Need

  1. Apogee JAM[?]Affiliate Link ($129)
  2. Amplitube for iPad ($19.99) or AmpliTube for Desktop[?]Affiliate Link* ($199.99)
  3. Traveler Traveler Acoustic Ultra Light Guitar[?]Affiliate Link or Martin LX1e[?]Affiliate Link

* Note: if you are considering buying other audio recording hardware or software, check first to see if some version of Amplitube is included, as it often comes bundled in a bigger software package. Also, be sure the Apogee Jam device comes with the connector you need to use Amplitube on your device.

With this killer combo, you can easily carry everything you need to maintain an effective guitar practice routine even when you’re traveling internationally.

How It Works

Your travel guitar should include a gig bag that has a pouch that can be used to store any accessories you may want, such as tuner, picks, cable, and of course the Apogee Jam device.

When you’re ready to practice, just pull your guitar out, plug into the Apogee Jam, and connect it to your iPad or laptop. Launch Amplitube, and you’re ready to go. You can record yourself, jam along to backing tracks, or go through repertoire pieces. Couldn’t be more easy.

This killer mobile practice combo is great for international travel. There is never any problem getting the Traveler onto an airplane. It’s quite small and nobody looks twice at it, except for airport security who will leave you alone as soon as they realize it’s not a weapon.

A Warning

If you’ll be traveling extensively or long-term, you may find that the Traveler guitar does not meet all of your long-term guitar practice needs. In this case, it’s a good idea to investigate some of the other travel guitar options.

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