There are voice lessons, there is singing practice, there are ups and downs in singing but what if I told you it’s possible to have all that combined with fun and interaction with others? This possibility became available with karaoke battle sites. I know sounds corny right? But really, learning how to get a good singing voice requires practice and what better way to practise than with other singers in a friendly, vocal environment, you will end up singing really good by the end of it 🙂
A few of them, organized like some fellow social networks, allow you to create a profile, practice, take singing tests, chose from a big variety of songs and explore your limits while you challenge other players.
Countless karaoke battles are going on live (the updates are made every second) and ranks are given based on your skills, endurance and participation. You can get on a jingle bell ride, turn around to take the “radioactive” train and land to sing “skyfall” if you wish. The number of participants vary and… there is a chat. Players use it to discuss, exchange singing tips, exchange singing and vocal exercises, provoke others to join battles (yeah they got my weak spot right there).
All in all you have fun with tens or hundreds (if you can type that fast and are good at multitasking that is) people who all share the same goal: have fun while singing. A forum is also available; you get to meet different people from around the globe and that in good and fun spirits.
If you want to get rid of ads, get new songs, you have to pay up a few dollars (highest price I’ve seen is $6) to get a subscription and access to new privileges (you have to agree, still less expensive than your average karaoke place).
In the end, if you hate all those packed “real life” karaoke places but still want company, you have found a great alternative to achieve your wishes. For example, I chose this way because I don’t always have time nor energy to take part in those big gatherings we do in “real life” karaoke (plus I got tired of hearing the same voices over and over again but hush…). On those sites, you just need an internet connection and voila! Welcome to your online, crowded and exciting singing field! Before I forget though, your connection has to be a little bit fast and you need a mic (and yes I heard that “thank you captain obvious” but you never know).
More about the battles: the songs are classified in two categories easy and hard (basically vocal or instrumental). It’s your choice and you can set when your battle is created or a choice you can leave to the competitors. Various members from Japan, Poland, Greece… can then join your virtual podium. There are two types of battles, the private ones (invisible to the public, you have to invite members you want there) or the public ones (anyone can join, make it interesting, promote it on chat if you like and go!).
When you create a battle, you decide when to launch the countdown, you can set your preferences (volume, pitch etc) and chat in there. You can also go to the “Party Mode” section, which speaks volumes by itself.
If you want to meet new singers, learn new vocal exercises or vocal tips or just do a friendly gathering with your friends living far away from you(yes singing is great, but one doesn’t always take a plane to do it with their loved ones), karaoke online is one of the best choices you can come up with. And, for those who enjoy their minutes of fame, there is a hall available for that, with your recordings that the public can like and comment! So get your mics ready, create your profile, invite your friends and join the Internet Karaoke battles! You will not be disappointed.
The best singing tip I can give, coming from a beginner singer now who has a full time paying job singing, start with the buying the best singing training software, practice vocal exercises and combine your singing exercises with fun ways to practice singing through online singing forums to build your confidence. Men and women alike, everyone is battling it out at online karoke battles.