Before selecting a song, let’s look at several rules that will help you to avoid hurting your throat and vocal cords. The novice karaokers often don’t realize that a well-projected voice is the result of many-hour hard practice, so they jump into difficult voice-parts, not giving much thought about the effect. We have already mentioned singing warm-ups – read this article again carefully and follow all the instructions. Also, don’t feel awkward about taking singing classes or do self-training in your spare time.
Sing the songs in your key-tone. If your voice is low, select an appropriate song with the low key-tone. Accordingly, for the high voice timber, a high key tone will do well.
Take the preliminary preparations seriously: don’t drink too cold drinks, warm up your voice with the exercises, watch that your throat is not dry.
Select a song that you know well and can sing with your eye closed. The tune you know will make you feel more confident with a microphone.
And the last but the most important rule – have faith in yourself!
4 songs for a novice
I’m Too Sexy
Right Said Fred
It’s not even a song, you know. It’s just a guy bragging about how sexy he is. You can easily say something about yourself to this tune and nobody will spot the difference. For instance, share how your day at the office was. Perfect for the novices.
Blur has never been known for its complex vocals. They are always loud, fun, and easy to perform even for freshmen. If you aspire to become a star of the night in karaoke, the good old Country House is going to be an ace up your sleeve.
I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
We don’t want to even imagine how many times a night the immortal hit by Joan Jett “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” can be sung. Robust and never-aging rock-anthem – and it only takes to raise a hand and chant “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll!”
Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen
Even a baby can cope with this cheerful song. You can check it yourself by finding a cover version of this 2012 hit on YouTube. This a song-emotion, a song-mood, with an easy chorus. It will take you less than 10 minutes to learn it by heart. By the way, don’t forget that singing in a foreign language is not only fun but also really useful!
No matter what you are going to sing, remember that karaoke is one of the most democratic entertainments in the world. People come to a karaoke club to enjoy their time, have some fun, and hang out with one another. They are here for anything but judging other performers and assessing their singing.
Enjoy your karaoke!