I understand that it won’t work for everyone but I had a moment of realization with this and I felt that I should share it with you all. I have been concentrating on strumming today as my fret hand knuckels are pretty sore from going a bit too hard on practicing speeding up my F to C transitions.
Anyway, I was really getting into a song with the “old faithful” strum and sort of started moving my shoulders and whole body with the rythm like dancing in my chair and noticed that strumming suddenly got a lot easier, I have been tapping my foot but the eggagerated movements of the “dancing” I was doing made a huge difference for me. Well, I started to get into it and I decided to try to sing along and all of a sudden it all started to fall into place. This one little change allowed me to strum and sing as I transitioned pretty perfectly. It was weird and sudden so it felt magical and I felt that I should share it. My poor wife was wondering why I was running around the house like Tom Hanks after he started a fire in Castaway
This little change made a big deal for me, so I wanted to pass it along in case it could help someone struggling which I found out many others do. It was sort of like when my dad showed me to start patting my head BEFORE I started rubbing my belly and magically I could do both at the same time.
Have a great day!