Simon,How long have you been playing?i have this book and im struggling with the rythem of songs, any help,
i can play songs i know with ease, its just new songs i havnt heard of its hard to get the right melodyAs Colin says play the songs you know, to start with the ones drilled into your brain since you were young, even if it's only Jingle Bells or even worse something by the Beatles.
Forget about backing tracks until you know that you are making vaguely the right noise.
people on youtube really change the song up from my book, they add loads of extra pretty notes in so i cant follow the song on youtube with my bookSuch as?
Try to find them being played, maybe on youtube, listen a few times until you can 'sing' along.
Other than that follow my method and keep trying until you realise you might not recognize the title but you are playing a tune you have heard before.
(Not because you just played it).