Ask the Expert: How can I learn to sing (or play) syncopated songs?
This is a great question from Sonya Witmer. She’s a singer, but we hear this all the time from other musicians, especially keyboard players and guitarists.
In her longer email, Sonya says:
“I’ve been singing background vocals on my church’s worship team for nearly 2 years and have recently been doing more of the lead singing. This has been a fantastic experience, except for one thing…it has revealed my weakness in dealing with syncopated songs or songs on the off beat. I have a very hard time staying with the rest of the band. Any tips or advice for me?”
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this for Sonya. Please comment in the thread below.