Facing problems when practicing with a metronome and backing track is a common challenge. Here are some of my suggestions to help you overcome this problem:
1. Breaking down the Music Parts:
Instead of trying to play the entire song, break it down into small parts and focus on practicing one part at a time.
2. Reduce Speed:
Start at a slower pace. Once you comfortably settle into the rhythm, gradually increase the speed.
3. Using Metronome at Low Speed:
Start at a low speed on the metronome and gradually increase as you feel comfortable.
4. Play along with the Original Guitar:
Try playing along to the original music or the singer's recording to get a feel for the musical structure and rhythm.
5. Pay Attention to Off-Beats:
Focus on listening to off-beats to stay steady in the beat.
6. Practice Listening to Accompaniment Music:
Listen to the accompaniment regularly to familiarize yourself with the structure and rhythm of the song.
7. Play With Recording:
If possible, play along with the recording for support from the original music.
8. Accept Mistakes:
Sometimes accepting mistakes is important to progress. Keep practicing and correcting mistakes over time.