I've recently decided I want to create my own songs where I sing exclusively amd play bass. I am having a very tough time trying to play a traditional bass line and sing. So I end up strumming the bass like a traditional 6 string. How can I get better? (other than practice). Is there anyone who has or is struggling like me? 'llMy melody is ok at best. It's the singing during a chord change that is kicking my butt. I have to stop, change chord and continue. So everything ends up sounding like a hybrid rap sing thing. Not there is anything wrong with that but I am not aiming for that. What I am hoping to find is a tip or trick I can utilize. I am open to all suggestions. Except the smart @$$ who suggests I stop singing even though my neighbors suggest that .