Karaoke is prerecorded music or canned music. You can sing to this music.
Karaoke is singing to recorded song music that has the solo vocal track removed; where the singer sings the solo part. Originating in 1985-1990 meaning in Japanese, = kara empty + oke orchestra.
Here is an online explanation of Karaoke and singing.
“Singing is a pastime that many people love to do and since the implementation of the karaoke machines, many like to practice their singing talents.” “There are many different styles of karaoke machines available on the market to give participants some alternatives. An all-in-one machine will have the ability to use the player to play regular compact discs and karaoke discs. They have a brightly colored display that shows the words and they are a lightweight unit that is light enough to take the player to another’s house. They have at least one microphone input, but some of them have two. The features may differ between the units, but some other options one may find are, a reverb button, a multiplex button and a pitch changer. These units are great for at home for the kids who want to sing.
A karaoke player looks similar to a DVD player. These units are a little pricier on some, but offer better quality to most of the all-in-one home units. The pitch control, which singers appreciate this amazing item, allows the user to take the song up in pitch, until they can comfortably hum that piece. The low notes will be easier to hit.
There are updated versions being released all the time and for individual users the karaoke player connects to a TV in a brief time, which makes it simple to connect and unplug as one uses it. The price ranges great depending on the quality and the trait found on a unit. Some karaoke disc companies make the CDs and each company releases their own soundtrack of songs per disc. They average in price of around twenty dollars and the number of songs varies between companies. Some of the discs offer the singers two versions of a song. One version is to hear and learn the song with an artist, and the other version has background music only, with home singers providing the vocals.”
I have cassette with radio option machines that are battery and electricity operated machines. I have one with a CD player too and I have one that uses 8 track tapes that sound fantastic. If it works and has a microphone, you don’t need a video display to show you the bouncing ball in order to have fun singing. You can even find musicians who perform at care centers and assisted living centers and join them and then you’ll have live music and don’t have to rely on a machine.
There are many online Karaoke sites with free to paid memberships, you just need a cell phone, lap top, or desk top computer and you are in the business of having fun with Karaoke sing along. Everything the article writer talks about is online and at a lower cost.
There are three fine sites with links on the home page. Check into it.
There are contests too in Karaoke. This one is a big deal each year in Las Vegas:
THE WORLD SERIES OF KARAOKE
Check them out: http://theworldseriesofkaraoke.com/
‘Til next time, this is Jay Beacham signing off.