I'm having trouble singing while playing guitar in several of my songs where the chord progression is just too damn complicated. I haven't formed a band yet and I'm trying to decide before hand if it would be ok to loop the chord progression during more difficult songs so that I can sing. Alternatively I'm thinking it might be just fine letting the base carry the melody during those vocal portions. Any tips are welcome.
Edit: I just feel really cheap if I use a looping effect. I also fear it might make performances less exciting.
Last edited by jaexer at Oct 17, 2014,
Do what you gotta do man, keep practicing but if push comes to shove you shouldn't feel bad about it.
Take a lesson from Ed Sheeran. Does so much with the loop pedal and he still has so much energy if you ever get the chance to see him live. I use loop pedals all the time when i sing and play guitar and I do not think it takes away from the performance
Talking Heads did a loop guitar while David Byrne sang in 'Pulled Up'

I slipped, and I got pulled
Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
you pulled me up
I slipped, and I got pulled,
Pulled up, I slipped, and then you pulled,
you pulled me up pull me up pull me up...
Pulled me up up up up up up up up