| Today on my main page, JayBeacham.com, there was a visitor from the Czech Republic who went to a post I’d done back in April of 2009 on the old MySpace. I’m glad that I reposted it in it’s entirety, as My Space deleted everyone’s accounts earlier this year.
It was about singing and so I want to repost it and let you readers think about the points I raised then.
“Last year in July, I started on the karaoke available here on My Space.
I did the ten free songs. One I re-did. I’ve gotten some nice compliments and some more critical too. But as I wrote on July 11, 08, this is for fun not to try to impress anyone. I’ll probably pay for a year when I can afford to and try some more.
I made several points and this was basically just telling about what I’d been doing in the area of singing but the points about rude judges and rude audiences in singing, rodeo or whatever are worth your consideration. Those judges and audiences ought to be chastised and should be made to try the feat themselves before being critical of those who do try. Those who try should be applauded for their courage and willingness to try difficult tasks before an audience.
What do you think?
Catch you next time.
Singing to pre-recorded music is Karaoke.
Who does that? Just the girl at the mall in the Philipines? Watch her now:
Most people on American Idol, X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got and every other country that has such contests sing to canned music. Here’s an example that’s been very popular.
Susan Boyle’s first time on Britain’s Got Talent which now has an amazing
124,292,663 video views. this is a great example of Karaoke singing.
When you go to a Karaoke DJ at a party or an event and he throws the lyrics up on the screen and you’ve never heard the arrangement before or it’s in the wrong key for your voice, the performance isn’t nearly as good as Susan’s fine performance. But anyone given the right chance could most likely do the same as she did..
Listen now to a lady, Esthelle Kok from Holland do an online Karaoke performance. She lived in California as a girl. No video just fine audio. http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c67fad23e
She’s singing to her husband.
I bought a portable Karaoke machine with two microphones, CD player, 2 deck tape player and radio for $46 at a pawn shop. Another time I bought a larger machine that also played 8 track karaoke tapes with a box of tapes for $50 at a thrift store. (It still plays fine with great sound. Why get rid of it if it works?) You can purchase all kinds of great machines at this site:
Scroll down until you get to the “I recommend” box and click through the numbers, as only 4 items are listed per page until you come to the fancy with display screen machine: Karaoke USA Karaoke System with 7-inch TFT color Screen and Record Function(GF829), it’s $128.13. Or look for a less expensive, plain sound machine, the Singing Machine SmL-385 Top Loading CDG Karaoke System for $52.97 and the shipping is free.
Click on the picture of the devise you want and you are taken to Amazon where you can purchase it and have it delivered to your door in just days. Then you can start having fun. Most machines work off of electrical hook ups and batteries so you can take them anywhere. They even make great PA systems. If you you want to explore other options, you can there by using the Amazon product search bar just above the item you are looking at.
Here’s a video I did on the Sing Snap recorder online.
Karaoke, that’s different than doing your own song and music.
An Example is Angie Miller on American Idol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_NhisWuq9o
Or singing with a band or an orchestra or not to pre-recorded music. Wonder if I can find a video example about that? Oh here is one from a movie. Deanna Durbin sings with an orchestra.
I’ve sung with orchestras and bands and its a lot of fun.
Was that fun or what?