So, you have the Sia-like kind of voice that can move mountains, you have good flows, lines and rhythm, but don’t know how to transform yourself into a world-class Karaoke singer? Here’s a little something to put you on the road to Karaoke stardom. Follow these simple, self-explanatory steps and you might find that becoming the next big thing in the karaoke world is not exactly rocket science.
- You’ll Need A Karaoke Machine
Although not compulsory, it’s quite important that you have a karaoke machine of your own. That way, you would be able to practice at your own leisure, time, pace, and convenience. Also, it’s just as important that you go for the right models that are both easy to operate and offer the best sound quality. And what happens if you can’t afford a karaoke machine of your own? Well, there’s always a way out. You might want to consider visiting stores and outlets that offer karaoke events and services.
- The Necessary Essentials
Getting a karaoke machine is not the only expense you’ll need to make as there are other essentials that need to be acquired too. A karaoke machine without a microphone and CDG’s is pretty much like a car without an engine. Quite useless, right?
- Apps Work Too
While a karaoke machine goes a long way in helping you practice, there are few problems you might encounter as a karaoke machine is not portable and cannot be used on the go. A cheaper, but just as effective, alternative would be to opt for a karaoke app. If what you have is an Android device, apps like Sing! Karaoke by Smule, Sing+, Starmaker, amongst a host of others, will get the job done. If you’re looking to work with a PC, Karaoke5, PCDJ Karaoki, Just Karaoke 2 are the best known apps to get. One added advantage of using a karaoke app is that there are options to modify and share your recording without needing the services of a karaoke publisher.
- Start with Songs You Know
To help boost your confidence and self-esteem, it is pertinent that you have a signature karaoke track that you’re very good at singing. It’s often best to choose a song you can sing off hand as this would help with consistency and during live performances.
- Know Your Boundaries
To avoid flops and embarrassing performances, it’s best that you know your boundaries. It’s quite deadly to choose songs that are either too high or too low. Find a balance, and you’d find there’s no limit to the number of songs you can sing.
- You Might Need Some Extra Hand
It’s almost certain that in every given field, there are always people who know [almost] everything there is to know. The karaoke world is not an exception and you’d achieve more if you had a coach, singing teacher, or a partner to help assess your progress. While it’s okay to choose a partner who wouldn’t judge you too harshly, it’s also best to choose one who would point out your errors when necessary.
Although following these steps is sure to help you achieve your goals do remember that it’s going to take some time, consistency, and dedication to get there. Hope to see you at the top.