#1
Does anyone have any tips on keeping time when singing and playing? i'm really rubbish at even playing really easy chord sequences.
#2
Metronome.
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#3
I'm sure this thread has been done before

but I'lll give you the only real answer


practice with really easy things
example: Brainstew - Green Day
Blitzkreig Bop - The Ramones

etc etc


so sorry
the only real answer is to keep practicing, and work on songs with strumming patterns that line up with the words better
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#4
try and find songs with regular timing, sometimes even quicker is better, because it keeps your hands busy (as long as its simple powerchord stuff).
first song i learned to sing and play was Helicopter by Bloc Party, maybe you should check it out.
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Does anyone have any tips on keeping time when singing and playing? i'm really rubbish at even playing really easy chord sequences.


+1
#6
Practice makes perfect.
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#7
Make sure you can do both really well individually. Then, just, practice. Play the song while you're talking to someone. Sing while driving in heavy traffic. Sing and play the song at the same time.

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+1


i meant whilst singing lol. i'm no jimi though, i do admit that lol
#9
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i meant whilst singing lol. i'm no jimi though, i do admit that lol


its internet, we all pretend to be 25, be attractive, be cool etc... But we just pretend...
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its internet, we all pretend to be 25, be attractive, be cool etc... But we just pretend...


please elaborate i have no idea what you mean. i never claimed to be 25, be attractive, be cool /...
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please elaborate i have no idea what you mean. i never claimed to be 25, be attractive, be cool /...

I think the translation is "I'm a huge douchebag". I wouldn't feed him any further.

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#14
Try playing songs where the vocal and guitar rythym are the same, those will be hte easiest.
Or get another singer, that was my way out.
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I think the translation is "I'm a huge douchebag". I wouldn't feed him any further.


me or the other dude. i haven't done anything bad
#16
It's just something you have to get used to doing. I can play guitar and sing ot play harmonica, but it took me about a year of working on it to get it to work really well.
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me or the other dude. i haven't done anything bad

Then the other dude, eh?

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its internet, we all pretend to be 25, be attractive, be cool etc... But we just pretend...


Speak for yourself buddy, i never claimed to be cool or good good looking, or 25 lol, im 19, have an awesome group of friends, have pretty great luck with girls, i dont really need to make sh.it up lol.
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Then the other dude, eh?


eh? he is a douchebag or i am a douchbag?
#20
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eh? he is a douchebag or i am a douchbag?


Thanks for the advice everybody.
#22
try just playing and talking to someone, or playing and watching tv, or playing while listening to a completely different song. something to distract yourself so that u can play it without thinking, so then u can concentrate on singing.
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#23
learn a punk song with a buncha power chords. then try it
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