It’s no secret that singing and playing seems hard.
Now I’m not here to tell you that I can improve your voice… I can’t.
But there’s a simple five minute exercise that you can do each day that helps you to sing and play more naturally.
And the best part is this works for ANYONE. (Even if you think you’re “tone deaf” or you “can’t hold a tune.”)
So if you’ve ever wanted to sing and play… or you want to improve your singing and playing read on.
So what do you have to do to improve your singing and playing?
Firstly, don't go at it like a bull in a china shop. If you try to pick up the guitar and sing right away, chances are you may struggle.
Especially as the guitar parts become more and more complex.
Thankfully there’s a sneaky exercise that you’ll struggle to find on YouTube that helps with this...
I call it “hand/mind separation.”
It's where you separate out the guitar and voice before doing them together. What makes this work is that you MUST understand how both parts relate to the beat.
(If you don’t know what the beat is or how rhythm relates to it… this would be the first thing you have to learn.)
Once you've done both parts separately you can piece them together.
At this point it may still feel difficult. That’s why you have to keep going between the three areas we talked about…
Guitar only (and how it relates to the beat…)
Voice only (and how it relates to the beat...)
Voice and guitar together.
If you do this for five minutes a day you should start to see improvement within as little as a month.
Now this isn’t the only way of practicing this. There’s a more intense exercise that gets you to improve even faster… but that’s beyond what I can share in these articles.
P.S. One of my students (Nikush) made some MASSIVE progress with his singing and playing recently.