Singing and playing an instrument at the same time is a skill that only a select few learn because of their hard work and perseverance. For some people, it would remain a mystery because they can play an instrument or just sing but never both at the same time.
Even before you learn the right steps, it helps to know what type of instrument you want to play. Some people are keen on using an electronic drum set because they know that they can do a lot more with it as compared to an acoustic drum set. If you like the electronic drum set more in terms of placing and its benefits then it may be the right one for you.
There are some tips that will allow you to go through the process in an easier manner:
- Remember that it will be similar to driving. It is bound to be hard in the beginning but the process will become automatic and natural in the long run.
- If you still need to consciously know how to play a certain beat with the use of your drums, you are not yet ready to sing and play at the same time.
- The more often that you practice, the better you would be at doing it in the long run.
You have already learned some tips, now you can follow these steps to learn how to sing and play an instrument at the same time:
- Find an easy song to play. The song should be something that you are interested to learn. If you have a reason for wanting to play it, the more motivated you will be to learn. You need to listen to the song a lot too because you will figure out ways on how you can play it better through listening.
- Learn how to play it without singing the song first. The more that you know how to play it, the easier for you to sing it.
- Try to play the song while you are having a conversation with someone. If you cannot manage doing that, you are not ready to sing the song and play at the same time.
- If you would try to play it in the beginning, it will not be perfect but the more that you do it, the easier it would be. Be prepared to practice just one song for hours. Remember that without dedication, you will not be able to accomplish it.
- You have to study the lyrics of the song. You need to memorize the lyrics so that it will be easier for you to sing it too. If you want to test how well you know the song, you can sing along with the original recording to see if all of the lyrics are correct and if you know the proper spots to start singing. It will always be a plus if you have a good ear for notes and tone because you can regulate your voice and follow the beat of the song better.
With all of the details that you have learned, you can now play the song for real.