Manjinken
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ive been singing and playing at the same time for a while. I even do it with songs where the singer isnt even the guitarist or bassist, just for 1)thew sake of being able to do it and 2)so i dont seem as unentertaining when playing without a band.

but anyway what are some hard songs to play and sing at the same time? I wanna perfect this art.
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i think any van halen song should be a challenge
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Master Of Puppets - Metallica, James Hetfield is God-like when it comes to doing that sort of thing.

Stuff by Megadeth can also be really challenging to play and sing.

Try some tech-metal stuff like Sikth or something by Between The Buried And Me.
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A lot of Megadeth is real hard.

Wrong Side by Strapping Young Lad is really though too. (At least the sweep picking part)
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Dream Theater
Outworld
Necrophagist
etc.


Can't believe I forgot Dream Theater. Good luck with that...

Lamb of God can be hard too.

Master of Puppets isn't that hard.

Trivium's Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation is intermediate.
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Manjinken
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my bad, i know i said songs that the singer isnt even the guitarist for, but it would help alot better if people didnt just post any random hardest song they know.

lets start a little basic(er). What are like the hardest songs to play and sing by bands such as, Muse, White Stripes, Coheed, Police, even trivium or bodom(considerign they play AND sing), metallica maybe.

Im not looking to sing while playing fast leads, that can be done the second your fingers remember the notes, but rather im looking for songs with the vocals on odd timing with the riffs or chords, to help isolate my voice from my hands.
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Quote by Manjinken
my bad, i know i said songs that the singer isnt even the guitarist for, but it would help alot better if people didnt just post any random hardest song they know.

lets start a little basic(er). What are like the hardest songs to play and sing by bands such as, Muse, White Stripes, Coheed, Police, even trivium or bodom(considerign they play AND sing), metallica maybe.

Im not looking to sing while playing fast leads, that can be done the second your fingers remember the notes, but rather im looking for songs with the vocals on odd timing with the riffs or chords, to help isolate my voice from my hands.

Necrophagist and Nile are probably the toughest, but start with stuff like Black Label Society and Coheed and Cambria.
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A few notable songs where the guitarist is actually the one singing when they play these songs live would be:

FCPREMIX by the Fall of Troy
The Backend of Forever by Coheed and Cambria
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Gunshot and Like Light to Flies by Trivium are a little challenging.

Try some Lamb of God. For a while I was screaming and playing Black Label by them. Can't say my throat liked it much, but it was good practice for keeping voice and fingers separate.

Maybe The Spy Hunter by Project 86?
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Burden in my Hand by Soundgarden is pretty hard to sing and play
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Battery - Metallica.

James Hetfield is a hell of a rhythm player/singer.
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Rufio - Above Me

I don't even want to try and play the main riff whilst singing
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totally true. it's so completely different to the melody. master of puppets on the other hand, i always thought was quite easy because most of the singing comes over chuggy parts.
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anything by the fall of troy


i saw some live vids and the thom sucks at playing guitar while singing
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I know this doesn't fit the heavy metal suggestions everyone else has, but check out Dave Matthews' solo version of the stone, pretty tough one to play and sing...
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Children Of Bodom ~ Cry of the Nihilist
The timing is so hard to get down with the singing. That and the riffs are jumping all over the place and strangely timed.
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i remember a clinic paul gilbert had near my town

he talked about this very subject, and he recommended trying to get the intro to ac/dc's tnt with all the 'oi!'s in time as a damn good exercise for this sort of thing
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I have to say a number of things listed here I have never heard of so I'll direct my answer to types of songs that are difficult to sing and play simultaneously. You mention the Police. Many Police songs are hard to sing and play at the same time for a number of reasons. Let's look at "Roxanne". It has strange (but awesome) chord inversions and the reggae beat and rhythm of the song is pretty difficult to play without singing. The vocal melody doesn't match the rhythm pattern so you have to know either the guitar part without consciously thinking about it or be able to sing it without thinking. It's very hard to do both. I know people will point out that it's Sting singing and Andy Summers playing guitar but there are live examples of Sting doing it by himself on guitar on YouTube and he does it effortlessly. If you perform live by yourself or work in a band where you both sing and play guitar these things come up quite often. It's often a challenge but something you just learn to do.

I'd add "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. You have to fight not to sing along with the guitar riff.
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Quote by Manjinken
ive been singing and playing at the same time for a while. I even do it with songs where the singer isnt even the guitarist or bassist, just for 1)thew sake of being able to do it and 2)so i dont seem as unentertaining when playing without a band.

but anyway what are some hard songs to play and sing at the same time? I wanna perfect this art.


Raul Midon, Bruce Cockburn acoustic solo material ( Slice of Life album), Monte Montgomery, Hendrix - They are all exceptional guitarists who also sing while playing - Hendrix will be the most accessible.

If you want challenges, you'll find them there.
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ConnorBrennan, This thread is from ****ing 2008. TS isn't checking this thread 7 years later. Don't revive threads from 2008. Idiot.
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Vinnie Moore - Last Ride Home. Got to nail the HEY in it around 3:21