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(@eric144)
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This is probably a daft question, but does anyone have any tips for singing along with playing. I just can keep any complicated rhythm going while singing, it turns to mush.

Can't chew gum and read at the same time either :D

thanks

Eric


   
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 Taso
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Hey,

Take a look at Nick's article... I believe its called "if i only had another brain" but im not to sure on that.

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/


   
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(@snoogans775)
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there's some "brain splitting" techniques that I use

Strum on the down beats and sing on the up beats

do 8th note guitar strums, and quarter notes with your voice, vice versa

these can warm up your brain, then just go very slowly, and just take little steps, try slightly more complicated rhythms every day.

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 Narn
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For me it ususally goes like this:

1) Learn pprogression and strumming for song. Play this till I I have it down with no singing. Just a mental count 1, &, 2, 3, &, 4, & , or whatever.

2) Sing song in my head as I play.

3) Hum song while playing.

4) Sing Softly.

5) Belt it out.

For some reason my volume control seems to be wired to my coordination. Until I get the musical aspect down pat, it's pointless for me to try and sing what I'm playing.

Me big like tree, smart like rock.

"You want WHAT on the *&%#ing ceiling?" - Michelangelo, 1566


   
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(@eric144)
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Thanks guys, I'll try all of these things.

Stopping the gum chewing really does help me type faster !!


   
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(@bojack)
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Try playing very slowly and singing, or even just speaking the words, so you'll know how the words go along with the strumming/fingerpicking pattern.


   
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(@david_mohn)
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Try the techniques that they said above and pick the one that works for you. Then just practice the hell out of it. It will become like second nature after awhile.


   
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