The first technique is to be able to sing the rhythm of the strumming pattern in your head without even needing the guitar. Break the song down into chunks.
Learn a piece at a time.
How to play the guitar and sing. While youre playing the guitar start humming along with the vocal melodies. Some people are naturally better singers while others are better guitar players. Thereafter start to sing along the recording with actual lyrics.
The second technique is simple. Then do the same for the other part. And it has so many more songs now then it did then.
If you cant change chords cleanly for basic open chords then its probably too soon for. Follow these steps carefully and you should find you will be ab. And lastly start singing and playing the song for real.
Likewise put the metronome on at a comfortable tempo and work on your singing. If the melody is too high for you without a capo you can also tune your guitar down a half or whole step. Until you know it inside and out.
Its all about ingraining the guitar aspect so that you dont have to think about it so learn the guitar parts first. If you still struggle with it. In the same way play the song on guitar again and again.
When I was learning guitar in 2002 Ultimate Guitar was a godsend. Sing and play guitar at the same time by using a metronome Using a metronome will allow you to hear the beats constantly this way you will improve significantly faster and you will be able to simultaneously sing and play the guitar. Focus on the skill that youre best at first and practice the song until it becomes second nature.
Practice that portion of the song slowly. To learn how to sing and play guitar at the same time youre going to need to play the guitar on autopilot just a little so you can concentrate on delivering the vocal melody. Be willing to put in your hours.
If you can memorize the rhythm and clap along with it youll be able to convert that into a strumming pattern. In this video I will outline a 10 Step Method for learning to play and sing at the same time. Obviously this means you wont be able to play along with the original recording of the song.
After you are able to play and sing that part. Always keep your strumming hand moving. Put the metronome on at a comfortable tempo like 80bpm and work on your guitar part.
In this lesson i will teach you haw to play guitar and sing at a sime time step by step with easy explanation and also how to sing in scale so watch full v. Then try playing the song and singing it. Since you dont want to damage your voice I would not suggest singing for hours on end while youre practicing.
The key to playing guitar and singing at the same time is to master each activity individually before combining them.