Greg Glidden asked a question in our recent live Ask the Expert session:
“How do you suggest getting better at singing while playing lead electric? My brain has trouble harmonizing while attempting to be creative on the guitar. Singing while simply playing chords is one thing; improvising two ways at once is quite another.”
Honestly? LOADS of hard work. There isn’t a trick to it, it’s just practice, and it’s hard. Plenty of pro-musicians struggle with this sort of thing.
I’m afraid the only non magic answer to that is to practice both at the same time – a bit like rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time. That said do try and practice just you would play live – i.e. standing up, projecting into the room and with a metronome if you can…
Our Worship Backing Band musicians practice tracks will give you 54 songs to practice along to if you need something more than the CDs and MP3s you might already have.