I really need some advice here…
I’m going to use Module 7 Lesson 6, “In the Midnight Hour” as an example, but this is a problem I have regardless of what I’m trying to play.
I find that after much practice and repetition, playing off the sheet music, I can nail it. I can hear the song in my head and I play with it perfectly. But if I try to play it while watching the lesson and Josh is talking, I get confused and totally lose it. I suspected it was Josh’s counting and giving fingering instructions that was confusing me, but when I try to play to along with the backing track, with just the drums, musicians, and Wilson Pickett singing, I still lose it. I turn the track off, and voila, I play it perfectly again.
This concerns me because if I can’t stay focused with only a backing track, in the privacy and solitude of my own home, how would I ever manage to play with others?
Is this a common problem? If so, is there anything I can do get over this obstacle?