Karaoke: A Brief History
Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment around the world. Karaoke is when people sing along to the recorded music of a song. The recorded vocals of the song are removed.
It is originally from Japan. The word “karaoke” comes from the Japanese words “kara”, which means “empty” and “oke”, which means “orchestra”.
The first karaoke machine was invented by Daisuke Inoue in 1971. His friends always wanted to hear recordings of his performances. They wanted to sing along to his music. Inoue made a machine with a tape recorder. When someone put in 100 yen (about a dollar), the machine would play the music on the tape. At first, he rented the machine to restaurants and bars. As karaoke got more popular, many people opened karaoke boxes. These were places where people could go and sit in a room with their friends and sing karaoke together.
Nowadays, karaoke is popular around the world. Newer karaoke machines have computers. They can store thousands of songs and download new songs from the Internet automatically. Karaoke machines are attached to screens that show music videos and song lyrics. People can change the speed and the pitch of the music to suit their voice. Some karaoke machines give people a rating about their singing talent after the song ends. If you’ve never tried karaoke, you should give it a shot! You might enjoy it!