singing and strumming

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by uj_6string, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. uj_6string

    uj_6string Nickelodean Addict :D

    hey guys.....
    i am new to the guitar and i have learnt a couple of songs......one of them is dooba dooba....
    i can strum.....but i cant sing as i strum it......while strumming the song....all my concentration is in getting the strumming pattern and chords right......
    i tried to sing along but that ruined my strumming......:confused:
    any suggestions....???
    thanx...
     
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    LOL
    (not at you, but at the situation)

    dont really get hung on the issue of "strumming pattern"
    when u play + sing, your concentration should be more on singing rather than playing.

    e.g. lets take your Dooba Dooba song:
    http://www.indianguitartabs.com/showthread.php?t=11793

    now just strum once where the chords are mentioned. dont follow any strumming pattern.
    with time n practice u will automatically start strumming like the original song.








    have a look here also http://www.indianguitartabs.com/showthread.php?t=6639
     
  3. uj_6string

    uj_6string Nickelodean Addict :D

    ^^^^thanks a lot yaar......
     
  4. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    thts sounds good ...
    But better try starting with songs where the vocal tune goes with chord tune ... Like paranoid ... or To and extent papa kehete he ... Then it will give some confidence to try others ...
    and keep the guitar volume high ...... (these words are coming form a guy who cant do these things ! ha ha .. But anyway that should hel;p /....)
     
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  5. uj_6string

    uj_6string Nickelodean Addict :D

    ^^^thanks nanda......
     
  6. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    PRACTICE!!!
    youll get the right timing.
    everyone has the same problem when begenning

    exept me cause i knoe wat beatwill fall where because of the tabla.!
     
  7. uj_6string

    uj_6string Nickelodean Addict :D

    ^^^^thankz uj......i guess everything in guitar is linked with practice......all the problems i posted here......the solution was always one...
    "practice"
     
  8. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    yup
    practice.
     
  9. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    ROTFLMAO

    no practice is not the complete solution
    it is praticing intelligently.

    Just like success is not borne out of only hard-work.
    Rather it is due to intelligent hard-work.
     
  10. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    AGree wid alpha. :nw: :nw:
     
  11. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    umm
    I think my post was a little vague so here is a nice illustration:

    Long time back I had this target of being able to play the aeolian mode at any position with speed.
    I used to play the mode changing locations and positions. However, after a moment I realized that am not making any progress.

    Reason: the way I was fingering and picking was not optimal.
    So I changed the way I was holding and fretting the fretboard. Changed the pikcing syle, picking attack.

    Result: drastic improvemnt in speed.

    Next was taht I wanted to be able to change between various modes on the fly. i.e. begin with Aeolian and shift to Dorian etc. Throw in a bit of Harmonic Minor too.
    Relentless practice didn't do much help.

    Reason: I still didnt have the clear picture in my brain. My fingers couldnt feel whether the note just going to be fretted and played is in scale or not.
    So I drew a big chart depicting the fretboard, with all teh possible modes. Everytime looking at that makes an entry to the back of your mind.
    Even while practicing on scales I used to look not at the fretboard but at the chart.

    Result: I was able to visualize what I was playing. That helped a lot in chaning positions, scales etc on the fly (where u dont have time to think).


    But am really pissed off with myself for not doing all this after passing outta college. Anyway new year resolution is to improve my playing.
    And some measures have been taken. :)
     
  12. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    For once .. some nice line .. ha ha ............
     
  13. jimmy_cool

    jimmy_cool The Coolest One!!

    hey @6string wat i used to do is to sing the song in my mind while strumming and slowly and steadily i started even singing while strumming...try thinking of the song in ur mind while strumming
     
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  14. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    GO wid the Flow of the song man>^>^>^>^>^>^<^<^>^>^
     
  15. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    ya tht sounds good .. But the problem is when we start singing lound .. we kinda think we cant hear the guitar ! But its a nice suggestion ...
     
  16. CrYpTiC_angel

    CrYpTiC_angel Rebelle!

    like jimmy_cool said, u can 1st think of the song while playin d chords and then start humming it.. and u'll get used to singing along in no time :)
     
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  17. uj_6string

    uj_6string Nickelodean Addict :D

    @jimmy_cool....thankz a lot yaar......believe that would help me.....
    @alpha1.......thankz for ur inspirational speech.......yup...i agree with you.....uve gotta be a smart worker...not just a hard worker......
    and thankz to all the other ppl....ujsen...nanda.....cryptic angel........
     
  18. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    :grin: IT'S a forum>>>>>>were supposed to help you>>
    DID WE????:grin:
    :think: :think:




    uj :shock: ;) :nw:
     
  19. uj_6string

    uj_6string Nickelodean Addict :D

    yes uj.....all u guys helped me....a lot.....
    but there are some formalities.....or rather i should say.....manners...:grin:
    dtz why i had to say...."thank you"....:rock:
     
  20. jimmy_cool

    jimmy_cool The Coolest One!!

    that wud surely help u uj_6string.....any more help just ask
     

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