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Offline Hari

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Singing and playing guitar
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:30:04 am »
How to learn to sing and play guitar at the same time

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Re: Singing and playing guitar
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 08:35:22 am »
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Re: Singing and playing guitar
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 04:33:24 pm »
It’s tough when you first try as I found I tended to sing to the strum pattern which gets even harder and sounds even worse when you add up strums to your pattern.
I think this is because you have to think about the strum pattern and the words of the song at the same time. Over time you don’t need to think about the strumming and you can concentrate on the words alone.
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Re: Singing and playing guitar
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 08:40:14 pm »
The real challenge is as a beginner you are focusing a lot on playing the guitar which means you have little focus left for singing. Practice a song until you know it as well as you can, ideally so that you can talk to someone whilst you're playing it WITHOUT even thinking about it. When you can do that you'll find singing a lot easier.

On the singing front practice that as well independently from playing the guitar. Pull up the original or a version of it and sing along. Listen to how it's sung and how the singers voice goes up and down etc. Copy it and see how you get on. I'd obviously start by picking something that you feel comfortable singing and that you feel your voice can do. As you sing more you'll be able to branch out and do more difficult songs.

Practice them separately and then bring them together.
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