#1
I've been playing guitar for a while now, and recently a friend told me i should try singing and playing because he sings himself and told me i have a good voice

The main problem is that I can't find enough songs to try singing and playing too, because most are too difficult. I was wondering if anyone could give me any suggestions on bands or songs that i should look into to develop rhythm playing and singing skills.

The songs I think i should probably start out with are maybe rock and punk songs, because they're not too far from what I usually play anyways, and what my voice goes along with.

Any suggestions or tips? (playing n singing hey delilah has gotten boring )
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#2
paramore if u liek them, bayside too
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#3
Practice, practice practice, especially if you plan on playing leads. Thats why a lot of singers who play guitar are rhythm players, due to the time and skill it takes to sing and play a complex lead.
#7
whatever you do, just break it down really slow at first. play little segments of 2 or 3 words at a time then put it all together
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#8
Listen to the radio..................most of the easy mainstream songs are out there, but try tapping with ur feet to get a rhythm
#9
try Last Resort by Papa Roach
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really any band where the guitarist sings and plays shouldn't be to hard


muse? i'd like to see someone play and sing like matt bellamy

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#11
anything green day. even though its almost too easy, billie joe does sing and play at the same time. also:

say anything
some red hot chili peppers
a lot of other pop-punk is easy as well, especially if you have a good bassist
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#12
why not try acoustic songs? there are many many many acoustic songs that are easy to sing and play at the same time. (plus the chicks like them )

i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie
amazing grace - jars of clay
good riddance - green day (yes green day)
these streets - paolo nutini
free fallin' - tom petty
hey there delilah lol although you mentioned that one already
hotel california - the eagles
how to save a life - the fray
one - U2
shine on - JET
were gonna be friends - white stripes
you and me - lifehouse
etc...
#13
I started with the ramones and dashboard confessional, then moved on to jimi hendrix, and now I do trivium/shadows fall sorta stuff, it was an odd progression, but it worked REALLY REALLY well for me.
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#14
it's pretty easy, you just gotta really get into it. anything by any pop punk/ emo band or whatever is easy as deuce...if your really having trouble with a riff that you gotta sing with just do what i do

just do everything while playing the riff, eventually you'll forget your doing it and you can sing along. i usually watch t.v. it's all about muscle memory
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#15
Look at your avatar. Metallica is a really good band to start learning how to sing and play at the same time.
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