Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Re: How to play and sing at the same time
Santana's Evil Ways is pretty easy too. Two chords for most of the song. I get really comfortable singing it and playing it seperately, then mix the two slowly. I find it a lot easier to sing in key when playing, but it takes a few days of practicing the same song over and over before I can do both at the same time. I usually record myself and play it back too.
Oh and I have to second the thing about having your own rhythm. I drove myself nuts trying to sing and play some songs, got disappointed, wrote two of my own songs and found it was really easy then. Trying to do songs that just seem to confuse you is good practice.