Many people have opposing opinions about how karaoke can relate to and influence an individual’s vocalization.
I’ll scientifically and unilaterally explain this.
I have 22 categories that influence breathing and vocalization. Let’s try to figure out who is right.(21)
Part 21 is “Karaoke”
Recently, there are many good karaoke systems available to make practicing singing really easy.
There are three features in terms of singing of karaoke.
1:There is a large variety of songs and genres to choose from.
2:Either a single person or a large group can sing.
3:Singer has to sing along to the instrumentals.
1 and 2 are mostly positive, but there are some downsides revolving around 3.
A professional singer, whom I know, once told me, “I abstain from singing karaoke, mainly because it’s even hard for me to sing my own songs there!”
Meanwhile, many people claim, “We love karaoke, because it’s so much fun.”
It’s pretty divided, whether people like karaoke or not. It also depends on if the individual ‘likes to’ and ‘can sing along to an instrumental’ or not.
A long time ago a female singer came to my clinic with a hypertonic larynx, which she believed was caused by karaoke. This is her story: “When I went to the countryside for a concert, the concert organizer asked me,the night before the concert, to go out and sing along with karaoke.
I approved his request, because I liked to go to out to karaoke with friends. The concert hall was not resourced with good quality audio equipment. (My first time encountering this issue) I was struggling to listen to the instrumental and sang the song by force. I sang forcefully, because I could not control the volume of my voice. As a result, the next day I could not let out a high-pitch voice!”
The concert associates said, “No problem, we have a voice care specialist whom we are affiliated with who can help you.” I went to see their doctor, and that is when I first crossed paths with Aida-San.
He figured out that I had lost the balance of the muscles in my throat, due to singing forcibly. I understood how I got the hoarse voice and also felt a slight choking feeling. He immediately treated me. The issue was fixed very quickly actually, because it had been only a short time (the previous night) since the damage occurred. Since then, I am really careful when singing karaoke songs.
Although she had a bad experience singing karaoke, that hasn’t deterred her. That particular singer still goes to sing karaoke once and a while with friends.
Here are some other opinions which should be considered, when weighing out the pros and cons, that relate to singing karaoke with vocalization.
Positive opinions are:
You can sing a song loudly, without concern or disturbing others around you.
Practice and improve singing and rhythm.
Really fun, to sing songs with friends.
Some negative opinions are:
Poor quality audio and visual equipment can have an effect on how your voice sounds, and straining to adjust your volume or pitch can possibly do damage to your voice.
It is sometimes difficult to follow or sing along to instrumental songs.
An individual may feel pressure and anxiety if the room is small.
The atmosphere smells bad. Some feel they cannot enjoy singing karaoke, if one or several people are smoking in the same room.