I have been playing guitar for a number of years both electric and acoustic. I feel quite comfortable with it in my hands and playing with or around other people. The problem I always face, especially when it's acoustic is the request "Play a song" and while I would say yes my new audience would question why I am not singing. While I have never been a strong singer this has always been a source of difficulty for me. The problem I face is that I lose my rhythm on the guitar or miss the words I'm supposed to sing when I try and do the two together. I have try to overcome this by practicing the same song but with not much success.
Has anybody else faced this issue before?
How did you overcome it?
Can anybody make suggestions or offer some advice on different techniques to strengthen this area of my playing?
It would definitely help me either jamming with others, playing in a bar type session or joining a band to be able to provide backing vocals until my voice has the ability to carry a full song.
I hope to hear from you guys soon