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    #2439799 - 03/16/04 04:40 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I have been playing guitarfor about 2 years minus about 4 and half months when i stopped playing.

I didnt know if anyone here could help, but i need to learn how to sing and play at the same time. I can sing a couple of songs and play them but even then my strumming is off key a little bit.

So my question is: How can i learn how to play and sing?
Does anyone here have a method on how to learn and sing?


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Re: having trouble [Re: jtseaweed]
    #2440223 - 03/16/04 06:54 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Covering songs really helps with this. This way, your brain knows how the song is supposed to sound, so when your doing it, it eventually becomes and instinct. It's not going to happen over-night, just try the same song every day....then elaborate on what you've got down. I remember when I had trouble switching from various chords to other chords when I first started....and with practice, everything gets easier.

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Re: having trouble [Re: MilkyMedia]
    #2440308 - 03/16/04 07:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, and just keep practicing, you'll get it.


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Re: having trouble [Re: jtseaweed]
    #2440457 - 03/16/04 08:08 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

start simple, with easy strumming, first position chords, and not too complicated singing rhythms. It's tough, I've been playing guitar for years and cant' sing and play at the same time. But then again, I can't sing, so I haven't really tried that hard :wink:

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Re: having trouble [Re: jtseaweed]
    #2440519 - 03/16/04 08:24 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I can't sing and play very well, but I find it's helpful to find one word per measure on a beat that coincides with strumming, and I use those as markers.

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Re: having trouble [Re: jtseaweed]
    #2440756 - 03/16/04 09:19 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

do it.

do it more.

do it even more.

get very frustrated and stop.

do it more.

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