So we talk about karaoke and singing and hitting the roof with your lungs pushed to the limit. And we do know karaoke machine is a cool fad your gramps would envy how easy and popular it is nowadays compared to their times. But really, can we answer the questions; “How and when did it start?”, or “where did it begin?” If yes, either you were doing research for you younger brother’s school project about karaoke, or you go out of concentration everytime you attempt to sing unless you figure out the answers to these questions, and so you did researching. Otherwise, countrymen, lend me your ears..err.. I mean eyes.
Anyway, karaoke is believed to have started in Japan during the days when there is no izakayas yet, since in the early times, entertainment has been defined most closely to singing and/or dancing with instruments, and it is said that during evenings when the bar is getting ready to accept customers, a performer sings on a stage along with a band. Unfortunately, the band is not there all the time so they have recorded the usual piece the band plays. Ergo, when they couldn’t make it in a certain evening, the bar would just play the recorded band piece and the singer would sing along with it. Surprisingly, the bar labeled it “karaoke”.
From the japanese word karano, which means “empty”, formed the word kara, as in karate. Kara, as in empty, and te, as in hand, thus form “empty hand”. From the word okesutora, meaning “orchestra”, where oke has originated. And so the terminology karaoke is formed, which in japanese is “empty orchestra”. Ta-daaa!
Geez! So everybody’s talking about karaoke. And why not, it’s popular! Learning from them, everyone has their experience with this creative, addictive, magical, music machine. We wonder.. what makes this popular singing machine so close to the hearts of pros and amateurs alike? Well for one thing, it does make a noticeable difference. Hey have you heard your voice as you sing along with a song in a karaoke? Surely, you do not sound like your every morning voice when you take a shower, do you? So it’s not really an overstatement to express that it is a breakthrough in a world of promising singers. Especially when they hit the highest tones, boy they feel like Celine Dion is just a few songs away. No joke. In fact, I used to work in an internet company where our office is in a mall, and everyday when I go to work, people would gather there, the usual faces you see every single day, line up to show off their everyday-polish-this voices as soon as the mall people turns the machine on. Would you ever guess if it’s Luciano Pavarotti singing? One could never really explain but for sure understands how nature works when something in you keeps on pushing you to do a certain thing you know you are eventually getting good at. Probably, as those people go there and do their specialties, may be ballad, may be love songs, they get popular. They might even have fans. No doubt, it is one overwhelming experience when you sing on a karaoke, you hear people applause at you, and you know you have a voice comparable to those of MOTOWNs, hey you deserve to take a bow.
Err.. Earth, Wind, and Fire, maybe? Pass the microphone, please.
Literally meant producing musical sounds by structuring words to form a medley, almost anyone who can speak can sing. Singing has been associated with music, like a baby when they hear that soft music when someone sings or a musical instrument radio is switched on, they often sleep deeply that is their means of relaxation. Singing here is informal.However, on the other hand one may also do singing formally like in a choir, presentation, orchestra, or a recording studio. In this type of singing, it requires a great deal of practice so sounds will blend well in the group. What audience normally does in a formal singing is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the presentation that would normally be held in theatres, churches, and parties.
Unlike a baby where they still can’t utter words and is still being guided by medley music, adults are different, they normally does informal singing themselves as their form of relaxation just like you and any other adults going to the shower just singing out aloud while sprinkling water flows unto our undulating body, admit it that almost all of us has had experienced this. Another is that amidst of that stressful and busy day at work, when you arrived home, before taking rest you normally would want to spend time to family. With this, you simply do listen to music before going to bed.
However, relaxation does not only mean turning and listening that musical instrument but you can always switch on your karaoke, pick that microphone up, and here it goes, you are ready to sing!
Karaoke products usually comes in with a microphone with keypads where all one has to do is to press those number codes of the song, then music automatically loads, and now one is ready to sing. This makes it one of the hottest and most affordable instruments that captivate the need to enjoy every man’s perennial hobby and interest – singing. Where it is considered to be a highly touted product available in the market rather than buying those traditional huge instruments that might be time and space tedious
In this accord, life’s medley music is captured through the individuals’ body and soul that gives him one of life’s best forms of relaxation – TO SING.
As a music lover, I’ve started being hooked to karaoke singing at the age of tweleve. My elder brother owned a karaoke place once and we celebrate pastimes on his place. If everybody were given a chance to chose an option to have good times with friends, approximately 70% of asians would say it’s best to celebrate music in a karaoke place. Not all people are gifted with so much time just to hang on with friends in a single place. If only karaoke machines aren’t bulky and huge, fun would be present everywhere we go.
After several years… whoah! Magic Sing(s) have been brought to life. It’s fun and easy, comes handy and convenient. When it was out in the market, it made most of the people that aren’t gifted with time the perfect answer for all the thirst of fun. But what’s quite alarming is that some Magic Sings aren’t suitable for all languages and doesn’t have the complete list of categories. And through the minds of intelligent people, they made Enter Tech Magic Sing possible. With optional requirements that consists of chips and language categories, Enter Tech Magic Sing doesn’t just bind all friends and companions into a single place but also binds different languages. Can you easily believe how genius these guys were to make Enter Tech Magic Sing a grand slam? And take note, no more bulky wires! It comes handy and completely wireless!
What are we all waiting for? Let’s enjoy our Enter Tech Magic Sing now! Have fun!