Karaoke https://blog.stingray.com/karaoke en Sign up now to perfect your singing! https://blog.stingray.com/sign-now-perfect-your-singing <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sign up now to perfect your singing!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/teresa" lang="" about="/teresa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Teresa</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/21/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sing but didn’t know where to start, now is a good time to look for choirs and group lessons that are recruiting new members for fall.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify">Join a Choir</h3> <p class="text-align-justify">Joining a choir is a great way to grow your confidence singing because it provides lots of support from other members of the group. Simply search the web for a choir near you, and make an appointment to visit. You can also ask your friends and family if they can recommend you to a choir. Choirs come in all sizes, with varying repertoires, and with different recruitment requirements. While more advanced choirs require singers to sight-sing, most choirs only need you to be able to carry a tune. Choirs are split up into sections according to the different voice types: soprano, alto, tenor, or bass. Even if you’ve never heard these terms and you don’t know how to classify your voice, the choir director will classify you once he or she hears you sing during your audition. Most amateur and intermediate choirs will provide you with recordings of your section’s parts so that you can learn to sing the music by heart, and not have to worry about sight-singing.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">When you call to schedule an audition for the choir, ask how you should prepare and what you should bring to the audition. Most likely, you will need to sing something in front of the choir director. Choose a song that you like and learn it by singing along with the original music or with a karaoke app. Print out the lyrics and take them with you to the audition. Although it will be better if you know the song by heart, having the lyrics close by will give you confidence. You may need to sing the song a cappella at the audition (without musical accompaniment), so you might want to practice singing the song by yourself. You can ask if it would be possible for you to bring along the musical accompaniment, in which case a karaoke music app could work well.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">If you’re wondering what a choir audition is like, here is an example of a typical audition:</p> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T0R8ndi9QjM?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p class="text-align-justify" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify">Choirs usually recruit for new singers twice a year, in August for the fall session and in December or January for the winter session. It may take a few tries before you find the choir that is right for you, so don’t give up if the first choir you join doesn’t work out.</p> <h3 class="text-align-justify">Sign up for Group Singing Lessons</h3> <p class="text-align-justify">Many community colleges and universities offer extracurricular courses to the public at large, including music and singing classes. Recreational departments of municipal organizations are also a good place to look for group courses, as some of these offer singing classes. A variety of levels are usually offered, including beginners, so this is a great place to start. Singing with a group is less frightening than on your own, and since you will be with a group of singers who are just learning to sing, it will be easier for all of you. In these types of courses, you can expect to learn the basics of vocal techniques and some music theory.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">These groups usually start classes in September and January, so now is the perfect time to look to join one.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">If either of these options is still too scary for you, get a <a href="https://www.yokee.tv/" target="_blank">karaoke app</a> to sing along to in the comfort of your home. Singing karaoke with a mobile app will help you gain confidence. In no time at all, you’ll be ready to go to that choir audition!</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/karaoke" hreflang="en">Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sing-stars" hreflang="en">Sing with the stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/singer" hreflang="en">Singer</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-08/sing%20meta.png" width="1280" height="720" alt="sing" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:48:35 +0000 Teresa 740 at https://blog.stingray.com Enregistrez un duo avec vos artistes préférés sur Yokee https://blog.stingray.com/duo-avec-artistes-yokee <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Enregistrez un duo avec vos artistes préférés sur Yokee</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/29/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Vous aimez chanter? Vous rêvez de joindre votre voix à celle d’un artiste populaire? La nouvelle fonctionnalité <i>Sing with the Star</i>s proposée par l’appli de karaoké Yokee de Stingray pourrait faire de ce rêve une réalité! </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>D’un simple toucher d’un bouton, vous pouvez désormais chanter en duo avec vos artistes préférés, et partager vos prouesses avec vos proches et la communauté Yokee sur l’appli et les réseaux sociaux. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Téléchargée par plus de 80 millions d’utilisateurs, Yokee est une appli sociale de chant qui offre une vaste sélection de titres et des fonctionnalités de partage. À partir d’aujourd’hui, vous pouvez chanter en duo avec l’auteure-compositrice-interprète Gabriella</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Gabriella est une auteure-compositrice-interprète de 25 ans découverte lors de son passage au concours télévisé <i>La Voix</i>, en France. Sa version de la pièce « The Scientist » de Coldplay a été visionnée à plus de 200 millions de reprises en ligne (toutes plateformes confondues). À compter d’aujourd’hui, les utilisateurs de Yokee peuvent se joindre à Gabriella pour chanter, en duo, sa version de </span></span><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><strong><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><a href="https://yok.ee/shared/30dHxxAeMi/Gabriella/The+Scientist?shortlink=de8e948e&amp;pid=Social%20Networks&amp;c=Gabriella%20-%20The%20Scientist" target="_blank">« The Scientist » de Coldplay</a></span></span></span></strong></span></span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>. Les chansons originales de Gabriella « On cherche encore (Never get enough) », « Tu es flou », et « Sorrow », seront ajoutées à l’application au cours des prochaines semaines. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Au cours des prochains mois, Stingray prévoit conclure des ententes avec d’autres artistes, dont les pièces et les reprises préenregistrées s’ajouteront au catalogue <i>Sing with the Stars</i>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>« Nous sommes enchantés d’intégrer <i>Sing with the Stars</i> à l’appli Yokee et de nous associer à Gabriella, une artiste de grand talent qui fait des vagues de part et d’autre de l’Atlantique », a commenté <strong>Mathieu Péloquin, vice-président principal du marketing et des communications de Stingray</strong>. « Cette nouvelle fonctionnalité permet aux artistes de développer une relation encore plus personnelle avec leurs fans. Nous avons très hâte de voir les utilisateurs de Yokee laisser libre cours à leur star intérieure et partager leurs duos avec le monde entier. »</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>L’appli Yokee peut être téléchargée dès maintenant sur l’App Store d’Apple et le Google Play Store. </span></span></strong></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p>                                  <a href="https://go.onelink.me/0Cn4/de8e948e" target="_blank"><img alt="Download on the app store" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="293ba162-0824-4be0-816e-4e89bb0d9742" height="58" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge.png" width="195" /></a></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><a href="https://go.onelink.me/0Cn4/de8e948e" target="_blank"><img alt="Get it on Google Play" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ee67f208-9175-44cd-80ed-db6da3eae8bb" height="56" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Get_it_on_Google_play.png" width="191" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/karaoke" hreflang="en">Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sing-stars" hreflang="en">Sing with the stars</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-01/Stingray%20Yokee%20Sing%20with%20the%20Stars%20Gabriella%201200x628_0.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Stingray Yokee Sing with the Stars Gabriella" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 21:16:18 +0000 Stingray 649 at https://blog.stingray.com “Sing with the Stars” with Yokee! https://blog.stingray.com/sing-stars-yokee <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">“Sing with the Stars” with Yokee!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/29/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Do you love singing</span></span><span><span>? Ever imagine harmonizing with a chart-topping artist? Thanks to the new “Sing with the Stars” feature on Stingray’s Yokee Karaoke app, your dream can come true! </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>At the tap of a button, you can now sing duets with your favorite artists on Yokee and share the video with friends, family, the Yokee community, and on social media. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Yokee is a social singing app that has been downloaded by over 80 million users. It boasts a huge song selection and many social media sharing features. And starting today, everyone can sing duets with singer-songwriter Gabriella!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Gabriella is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter-composer and The Voice France contestant. Her rendition of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” was viewed more than 200 million times on the internet (all platforms combined). Gabriella is the first artist to record exclusive tracks for Yokee’s “Sing with the Stars.” You can now sing with her on her version of <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><strong><span><span><a href="https://yok.ee/shared/30dHxxAeMi/Gabriella/The+Scientist?shortlink=de8e948e&amp;pid=Social%20Networks&amp;c=Gabriella%20-%20The%20Scientist" target="_blank">“The Scientist,” by Coldplay</a></span></span></strong></span></span>. In the coming weeks, Gabriella’s songs “On cherche encore (Never get enough),” “Tu es flou,” and “Sorrow” will be added to the app. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>In the next months, Stingray plans to announce agreements with additional artists for pre-recorded original songs and covers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>“We are delighted to introduce Yokee’s ‘Sing with the Stars’ feature by teaming up with Gabriella, an incredibly talented singer who has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic,’’ said <strong>Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray</strong>. “This new feature offers artists a powerful tool to connect and engage with their fans on a very personal level. We cannot wait to see how Yokee users channel their inner superstars and share their duets with the world.” </span></span></span></p> <p><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Yokee is available for download from the Apple Store and Google Play. </span></span></strong></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p>                                  <a href="https://go.onelink.me/0Cn4/de8e948e" target="_blank"><img alt="Download on the app store" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="293ba162-0824-4be0-816e-4e89bb0d9742" height="58" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge.png" width="195" /></a></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><a href="https://go.onelink.me/0Cn4/de8e948e" target="_blank"><img alt="Get it on Google Play" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ee67f208-9175-44cd-80ed-db6da3eae8bb" height="56" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Get_it_on_Google_play.png" width="191" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/karaoke" hreflang="en">Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sing-stars" hreflang="en">Sing with the stars</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-01/Stingray%20Yokee%20Sing%20with%20the%20Stars%20Gabriella%201200x628.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Gabriella - Sing with the stars" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:43:12 +0000 Stingray 648 at https://blog.stingray.com 5 Tips To Sing Like Freddie Mercury | Karaoke https://blog.stingray.com/5-tips-sing-freddie-mercury-karaoke <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 Tips To Sing Like Freddie Mercury | Karaoke </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/63" lang="" about="/user/63" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Editorial Team</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/09/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span><span><span><span>Queen is one of the most legendary bands of all times. Everybody knows their songs and is able to hum one or two choruses. Queen’s biopic, <i>Bohemian Rhapsody</i>, made us rediscover this incredible band, and Freddie Mercury’s amazing and unique voice. Here are 5 things you can do to improve your singing skills, and eventually rock Queen’s anthems! </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>1. Stand Up</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>When you sing, your posture can have a huge effect on the way you sound. Your chest, and more importantly your lungs, need to be open as wide as possible to get a good sound. Stand up straight, stretch out your arms and keep your shoulders down and back. When standing, feel your weight on your feet. If it is not balanced, shift your body, bend your knees, straighten your back until your weight feels balanced on your feet. You will know if you are well balanced if you can raise your toes without feeling a change of balance. To open up your chest, imagine holding a huge beach ball in your hands. Fill up your lungs with air and feel the expansion in your chest. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>So when you sing, standing up will go a long way to improving the way you sound and look. You are the Champion! </span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Breathe</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Believe if or not, there are many different ways to breathe. For singers, you don’t want your shoulders to move up when you take in a breath as this will only create tension in your chest and neck. Instead your belly should move out and in (your chest will expand too). Practice taking in a quick full breath and then slowly exhaling the air. If you have more singing experience, work on exercising your diaphragm – it can help you control your breathing.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Also, for each song that you sing, plan where you are going to take your breaths. You do not want to be taking a gulp of breath in the middle of a lyrical phrase. By planning and practicing where to take your breath, you will be able to concentrate on delivering the lyric. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>When you are singing, be aware of your breathing: how you are breathing and where you are taking your breath during the song. Another One Bites The Dust won’t be a challenge for you anymore! </span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Open your mouth</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>This sounds like a no-brainer but many of us don’t open wide enough when we sing. We might think that our mouth is open wide, we might be shy to open it wider than we normally do, or we might even think that it’s our style to sing with a mouth that is only slightly open. Whatever the reason, it won’t hurt you to try to open your mouth wider than you normally do. Physically, you know your mouth is really wide open if you feel like yawning.  When you yawn you will feel the increased space in your mouth and throat. In fact, practicing yawning will really open your mouth to let your voice flow out. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>For today, exaggerate opening your mouth really wide while singing and if possible record yourself so that you can listen to the difference in the sound of your voice. Make adjustments until you get the sound you want.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>4. Sing like you mean it</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Over our lifetime we will sing thousands of songs, from <em><span>Happy Birthday</span></em> to <em><span>Killer Queen</span></em>. Sometimes we sing just for fun, and in those cases it might not matter whether you sound like you mean it or not. But if you’re singing a solo, that you really care about, making sure you mean what you sing will add tremendous value to your performance.  I don’t mean over-performing it, or belting it out really loudly. Singing loudly or holding notes for a long time does not necessarily add meaning to your performance. What will make the lyrics more believable is the phrasing, intonation and texture that you give to your delivery of the lyrics.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>For each song that you want to perform, ask yourself these questions:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span>Why are you singing this song?</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>What does the song mean to you?</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>What do you want to communicate to your audience?</span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><br /><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>When you have the answers to these questions for the song, practice speaking the lyrics out loud. Speak the phrases as if you were saying them to someone.  Know who you are saying the words to and why you are saying the words. Next, before singing the lyrics, practice humming the melody.  Listen to where you want to place emphasis and think about how you want to place emphasis; sometimes you will want to sing louder to add emphasis, but sometimes singing with a quiet whisper-like voice can add more impact than a loud voice. Also think about which notes you would like to hold and which you would like to cut short. When you are ready, sing the lyrics to the melody.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>For the song that you are singing today, practice speaking the words first, humming the melody and then putting the two together and sing the song like you mean it. You will rock it!</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>5. Use your ears</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Controlling what comes out of your mouth, starts with your ears. There is a reason why singers practice scales and follow other musical exercises. The more you can train your ears, the easier it will be for you to sing the notes on key. Although you can spend years training your ears, paying attention to a few details today can improve your performance now.  If you are singing with musical accompaniment (live or recorded) listen to the music as you sing and keep your pitch tuned to the music. If you are singing a cappella, you will need to sing from memory and so you’ll need to listen to the music in your memory. This requires more practice than singing with accompaniment but can be quite rewarding.  In both cases when you perform you will need to listen to both the music and your vocal.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>To improve your performance, listen attentively to the music once without singing along before you perform it. When you are performing the song, let the music guide your voice, you’ll sing great. Just like Freddie!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>All of that said, the best way to improve your singing voice is to sing!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>We’ve spotted some Champions on the Yokee Karaoke app… Have a look at their performances and get inspire</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-4"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Bohemian Rhapsody by Mariam" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f11d6e29-dbd9-40a5-9878-5b2d78b10324" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Bohemian%20Rhapsody_0.PNG" /><figcaption><a href="https://yok.ee/shared/YbQaGM65E3/artist/name">Bohemian Rhapsody by Mariam</a></figcaption></figure></div> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Thomas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="49824db4-5af4-499a-b511-992e0e29256d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Crazy%20Little%20Thing%20Called%20Love.PNG" /><figcaption><a href="https://yok.ee/shared/KPUVLDoB4g/artist/name">Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Thomas</a></figcaption></figure><p> </p> </div> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Love Of My Life by a duo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cc149533-a1c9-4ea2-a03c-12eea480cbbe" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Love%20of%20my%20Life.PNG" /><figcaption><a href="https://yok.ee/shared/ahUXQCBuLx/artist/name">Love Of My Life by a great duet  </a></figcaption></figure></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Warm-up your vocal chords, iron your costumes, plug in the microphones, and enjoy the night!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Tip #1 – Good company</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Did you know that group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins? It’s time to have fun! Invite your friends (warn your neighbors or invite them too) and encourage them to dress up as their favorite musical artist (dead or alive of course). </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Tip #2 – Spooky atmosphere</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Decorate your home with spooky decorations such as cobwebs, Jack-o’-lanterns, fake spiders, body parts, etc… without forgetting Halloween candies and goodies! We never know who’s going to knock on your door…</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Tip #3 – Awards ceremony</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Come up with Award Categories for costumes and karaoke performances. Hand out prizes for Scariest, Funniest, Most Accurate Portrayal, and Best Overall.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Looking for inspiration? Check-out this list of rock star inspired Halloween costumes</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><strong><span>Lady Gaga</span></strong> and sing <em><span>Bad Romance</span></em> <br /><strong><span>Miley Cyrus</span></strong> and sing <em><span>Party In The USA</span></em> </span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><strong><span>David Bowie</span></strong> and sing <em><span>Space Oddity</span></em> <br /><strong><span>Nicki Minaj </span></strong>and sing <em><span>Super Bass</span></em> <br /><strong><span>Katy Perry </span></strong>and sing <em><span>Waking Up In Vegas</span></em> <br /><strong><span>Elvis</span></strong> and sing <em><span>Suspicious Minds</span></em> <br /><strong><span>Madonna</span></strong> and sing <em><span>Material Girl</span></em><br /><strong><span>Elton John</span></strong> and sing <em><span>Rocket Man</span></em><br /><strong><span>Prince</span></strong> and sing <em><span>Betcha By Golly Wow</span></em></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Tip #4 – Tracks selection</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Select a few popular and easy to sing songs. We’ve done our homework, and shortlisted some popular Halloween theme karaoke tracks:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <ul><li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Thunder - Imagine Dragons</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Ghostbusters- Ray Parker, Jr.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Heathens - TWENTY ØNE PILØTS</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>I Was Made For Loving You - Kiss</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Like A Surgeon - "Weird" Al Yankovic</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Toxic - Britney Spears</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Shout - Sister Act</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>A Nightmare On My Street - D.J. Jazzy Jeff &amp; The Fresh Prince</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Hound Dog - Elvis Presley</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Bad Romance - Lady Gaga</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Disturbia - Rihanna</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Superstition - Stevie Wonder</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Zombie - The Cranberries</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Bad Blood - Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Spider-Man Theme - Michael Bublé</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Tip #5 – What happens at the party doesn’t have to stay at the party!</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Take photos of your Halloween celebration and show them off! You can share them with us on twitter, with the hashtag <strong>#StingrayKaraoke</strong>. We cannot wait to see you!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Things can easily get out of hand. Follow these tips to ensure that everyone has a good karaoke time.</p> <p>It’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T!</p> <ul><li> <p>Remember that karaoke is for fun. <strong>It’s not a competition</strong>. You are not a superstar singing in front of a stadium full of adoring fans. There’s no reason to get upset if you don’t sing well, or if someone sings “your” song or you’re not called to sing as quickly as you would like.</p> </li> </ul><p>Eagerness is cool, but <strong>don’t jump in on someone else’s song</strong>, unless they invite you to sing with them.</p> <ul><li> <p><strong>Share the mic</strong>. Sure, if no one else is singing, you might request to sing more than one song, but don’t hog the microphone.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Politeness will get you everywhere</strong>. Be nice to the Karaoke Jockey! They’re the ones running the show. Let them do their thing and list the songs and singers in the order they think best. They’re pros, they know what they’re doing. Be nice to the other singers: if you support them, they’ll support you. Applaud enthusiastically and loudly. <strong>Do not boo. Ever</strong>.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Equipment is not cheap. Don’t abuse it</strong>. Don’t swing the mic around your head or anywhere else. Don’t be gross: someone will be singing into the mic right after you. Pay attention to where the monitors and speakers are located. Don’t treat them as furniture. The China Store rule may apply, if you break it you may need to pay for it.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Choose your songs wisely</strong> and think about the audience you’re singing to. Songs that go over 10 minutes may not be the best choice. Songs with long musical breaks can be a bit awkward unless you’re a good dancer. Songs that are more adult-oriented may not be the best choice at an event where there are children.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Take it all in stride</strong>. No matter what happens, how well you or others sing, remember it’s about enjoying each other’s company and having fun.</p> </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong>You're now ready to get the karaoke party started with a selection of 14,000 songs!</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit the <a href="https://karaoke.stingray.com">karaoke store</a> or download the all-new <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8">Stingray Karaoke mobile app</a> for iOS.</strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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We’ve just launched a new version of our karaoke app and, trust us, it’ll make you want to break into song anywhere, anytime (we can’t be held accountable if you get a few weird looks in the bus or grocery store!)</span></span></h2> <p><span><span>Stingray has offered karaoke services under the brand name The KARAOKE Channel since 2008 (we launched our first karaoke mobile app in December of 2009.) </span></span></p> <p><span><span>We recently completed the transition of our mobile app from THE KARAOKE Channel brand name to <i>Stingray Karaoke</i>. Not only did we rebrand The KARAOKE Channel app as <i>Stingray Karaoke</i>, we also redesigned and improved it with new features and released an Android version.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Alone or with family and friends, it’s always time for a karaoke party! Display the app on your TV with Apple TV, Google Chromecast or via an HDMI cable for even more fun.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Try <i>Stingray Karaoke</i> for free with a selection of great songs that are refreshed monthly or purchase an in-app subscription to sing along to more than 13,000* songs!<br /><br /><b>What you get:</b> <br /><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>• Song library includes songs by today's top-charting artists and yesterday's legends</span></span></span></span><br /><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>• Browse most popular songs, recent additions, song charts, artists, by decade or language</span><br /><span>• Search by title, artist or lyrics</span><br /><span>• Selection of pre-made party mixes in a variety of themes, including Party Time, Karaoke #Hits, Disco Party, Totally 80s, and more</span><br /><span>• Add up to 100 songs to the song queue and keep the party going</span><br /><span>• Save songs as favorites</span><br /><span>• Sing along to songs with or without lead vocal (when available) </span><br /><span>• High-quality karaoke videos streamed over your mobile network or Wi-Fi to your phone or tablet. Switch to lyrics on black to save on bandwidth costs.</span><br /><span>• Listen to 30-second samples of the more than 13,000* karaoke songs available by subscription (see below) </span><br /><span>• Purchase one of two in-app subscriptions (weekly or monthly) to access full-length version of all available songs </span><br /><span>• Songs added every Friday</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Download Stingray Karaoke today:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>iOS</span></span></span></a></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.karaoke&amp;hl=en"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Android</span></span></span></a></span></span><br /><br /><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><b><span>If you want to sing it, <i>Stingray Karaoke</i> probably has it!</span></b></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>The full song catalog consists of more than 13,000* licensed karaoke songs in many genres, eras, and languages. Songs by today’s artists such as Shawn Mendes, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Adele, and more. Songs by yesterday’s legends: Elvis, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Queen, ABBA and more. Genres include pop, rock, R&amp;B/hip-hop, Disney, country, Latin, and more.</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><b><span>Today's hits include</span></b><br /><span>- “Shake it Off” / Taylor Swift</span><br /><span>- “Let It Go” / Cast of Frozen</span><br /><span>- “Despacito” / Luis Fonsi</span><br /><span>- “24K Magic” / Bruno Mars</span><br /><span>- “Hello” / Adele</span><br /><span>- “Thunder” / Imagine Dragons</span><br /><span>- “Paris” / The Chainsmokers</span><br /><span>- “Attention” / Charlie Puth</span><br /><span>- “Green Light” / Lorde</span><br /><br /><b><span>Yesterday's classics include</span></b><br /><span>- “Bohemian Rhapsody” / Queen</span><br /><span>- “Summer of '69” / Bryan Adams</span><br /><span>- “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” / Cyndi Lauper</span><br /><span>- “Eye Of The Tiger” / Survivor</span><br /><span>- “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” / Neil Diamond</span><br /><span>- “Ring Of Fire” / Johnny Cash</span><br /><span>- “The Gambler” / Kenny Rogers</span><br /><span>- “I Will Survive” / Gloria Gaynor</span><br /><span>- “Hound Dog” / Elvis Presley</span></span></span></span></span></span><br />  </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Download Stingray Karaoke today:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>iOS</span></span></span></a></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.karaoke&amp;hl=en"><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Android</span></span></span></a></span></span></p> <p><br /><br /><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>*Number of songs varies by territory.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/karaoke" hreflang="en">Karaoke</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">(s) Stingray Digital Group Inc.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/1200x628_IOS_SK.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="The all-new Stingray Karaoke mobile app" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:51:00 +0000 Teresa 394 at https://blog.stingray.com Karaoke Survival Guide | 5 Essential Tips https://blog.stingray.com/karaoke-survival-guide-5-essential-tips <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Karaoke Survival Guide | 5 Essential Tips</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/teresa" lang="" about="/teresa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Teresa</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/23/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><span><span><span>Singing karaoke for the first time can be scary. You might not think a “How to” guide to singing karaoke is necessary, especially if you’re not much of a karaoke fan.  But even those who don’t actively seek karaoke can often get roped into it! </span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span>You’ll be better off making the experience as painless (read: embarrassing train wreck-free) as possible. Here are some basic tips you might not have thought of to make your karaoke experience much more enjoyable for both you…and your audience.</span></span></span></h3> <h3><strong><span><span><span>1. Song Choice</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><span><span><span>Choose a song that you know and that is easily in your voice range.  Singing a song that you know really well will make it easier for you to give your best performance on stage.  You can practice songs online at home or by singing along with the original recording.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you’re singing at a karaoke bar or party, singing an up-tempo song rather than a ballad will keep the crowd in a party mood (singing a ballad can clear a room.)  “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks is a good song in a mid-range that almost everyone can sing easily.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Choose a song that’s under 3 or 4 minutes – unless you’re a pro and really know the song well. Singing for more than 3 or 4 minutes on stage will seem like a really, really long time.  Although it might seem like a good song choice, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles, is over 7 minutes long. It would be best to sing it online rather than on stage! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong><span><span><span>2. Bust a move! </span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><span><span><span>No matter how well you move, entertaining the audience with your dance moves is part of the fun, particularly during musical breaks (if you’re not comfortable dancing by yourself on stage, you might want to make sure that the song you choose does not have long musical breaks).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana (At The Copa)” is a great song choice, but be prepared to dance around the stage for almost 2 minutes in the middle of the song.  Don’t be discouraged from singing songs with musical breaks, just be prepared to do something during them. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>3. Look out at the crowd and smile</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Not only will you have more fun if you know the lyrics really well and don’t have to rely on the screen, the audience will enjoy your performance much more if you’re moving around the stage and at least sometimes looking out into the crowd and smiling.  Any audience participation will increase the amount of applause you receive at the end of your performance. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>It’s a win-win situation, the audience will enjoy your song more and so will you! Singing karaoke is all about having fun.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>4. Go with friends and perform a duet</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>If it’s your first time and you don’t know a song really well, or you feel too nervous, you don’t have to sing karaoke alone.  Find a friend and sing together, or get a group of people and go on stage to shout it out!  A good song choice for multiple voices, that’s danceable and a lot of fun to sing and to perform is Kool &amp; The Gang’s “Celebration”</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>5. Share the mic</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>After you’ve sung your song and basked in the applause, hand the mic back to the KJ and let someone else have their moment on stage.  While you’re not on stage, sit back and enjoy other karaoke performances and encourage others by listening to their performances and applauding. When it’s your turn you’ll get back what you give.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>However and wherever you sing karaoke, remember to have fun. You’re only as good (or bad) as your last performance and unless you’re recording songs and publishing them online, chances are that you’ll be the only one to remember your performance.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Ready to throw a karaoke party or want to practice solo? The Stingray Karaoke mobile app has you covered! </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>The full song catalog consists of more than 13,000* licensed karaoke songs in many genres, eras, and languages. Songs in the style of today’s artists like: Shawn Mendes, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Adele, and more. Songs in the style of yesterday’s legends: Elvis, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Queen, ABBA and more. Genres include pop, rock, R&amp;B/hip-hop, Disney, country, Latin, and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><br /><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>Download Stingray Karaoke today:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8">iOS</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.karaoke&amp;hl=en">Android</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>*Number of songs varies by territory.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>.</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/karaoke" hreflang="en">Karaoke</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/1200x628%20%281%29.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="The Stingray Karaoke survival guide" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:03:27 +0000 Teresa 393 at https://blog.stingray.com Bon Jovi | Top 10 Karaoke Tracks https://blog.stingray.com/top-10-bon-jovi-karaoke-tracks <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bon Jovi | Top 10 Karaoke Tracks</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/65" lang="" about="/user/65" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Noémi</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/13/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>Rock Hall-bound rockers Bon Jovi have more than their share of big hits. </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>The band</span></span><span><span> is not only cherished by old-school rock fans, but</span></span><span><span> also by listeners who prefer high-octane live rock to casual blues grooves.</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span> Nobody does it better than Bon Jovi, and their '80s sound still resonates in the 21st century. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>In a karaoke setting, their songs have a supernatural ability to bring a room together. They’re familiar without being too obvious, as almost two decades have passed since their omnipresent radio plays. </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span>Bon Jovi songs are not especially difficult to sing, but the high notes in the choruses offer opportunities to flex those vocal muscles! Without further ado, here are our top 10 Bon Jovi tracks to belt out! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-03-top10-bon-jovi/14.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="14.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Bon Jovi. All rights reserved.</p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>10. This Ain’t A Love Song </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Following the rootsy, personal <em><span>Keep the Faith LP</span></em>, "This Ain’t A Love Song" comes across like Bon Jovi's concession to love songs. Even so, the track is unmistakable Bon Jovi, from the guitar solos to the full-throated, mountain-top-tickling bellow that announces the chorus. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>9. Something For The Pain</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“Something For The Pain” radiates confidence with a country stomp and guitar riffs that demand a Travolta-like strut. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>8. Thank You For Loving Me</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Listening to the confessional musings of singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi can sometimes feel like looking in a mirror and seeing your truest self-exposed. The devastating imagery in Jon’s songwriting has always felt relatable and raw, but on “Thank You For Loving Me”, he’s paired her incisive insights with a sonic balm of beautifully layered reverb guitar. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>7. Bad Medicine</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Bon Jovi never misses its go-to formula of pairing pop-leaning beats with irresistible choral vocals on the hook, and "Bad Medicine" continued that streak. The aggressive, nostalgic lyrics of its verses -- "Your love is like bad medicine, bad medicine is what I need, whoa / Shake it up just like bad medicine / There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease" make it a karaoke-party playlist staple.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>6. Bed of Roses</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>This song captures the more tender, romantic side of the band. <span><span>"</span></span>Bed of Roses<span><span>"</span></span> aces the power ballad form. As Bon Jovi entered the ’90s, it also helped prove their maturity as a band as the popular music around them shifted away from the big hair flashiness of the ‘80s.</span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-03-top10-bon-jovi/16.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="16.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Tourphotographer.com. All rights reserved.</p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>5. Always</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>When a Bon Jovi song begins with a gently strummed guitar and Jon’s whisper-singing, you know it won’t last long -- a sonic burst is inevitably on its way. Within 30 seconds of "Always," the drums kick in and Jon’s softly-spoken words are turned to passionate yells.<em> </em><span><span>Off the album</span></span><em><span> Bon Jovi</span></em>, this one stands out for its cross-generational feel, straddling the explosive energy of the band.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>4. Wanted Dead Or Alive</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>"Wanted Dead Or Alive" was a bold reminder that the members of Bon Jovi are arena rockers at heart. The undulating verses are as much of a hook as the sing-songy chorus, making the entire jam one that's irresistible to hum along to. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>3. Blaze of Glory</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>“Blaze of Glory” is timeless. The riff on the acoustic guitar is perfect in its classic simplicity. This dynamite hit song is so loved that Bon Jovi included it on their greatest hits compilations, even though only Jon was part of it. </span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>2. Everyday </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>"Everyday" is much more of a pop rock song with its unusual opening bars, slightly offbeat drumming, and catchy chorus. It's set to become another of their anthems, easily sitting alongside such legends as "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Keep The Faith". "Everyday" features upbeat, loud tracks with superb power chords, a big drumbeat and Jon's unmistakable vocals that ooze good clean American fun. You won't be able to stop your feet tapping and your hands playing imaginary drums.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>1. It’s My Life</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Our staff favorite from Bon Jovi’s 2000 album <i>Crush</i>! </span></span><span><span>It’s also an emotional minefield: At some point in your life, you've probably confronted the fact that you’re not going to live forever. “I just wanna live while I’m alive,” you’ll bellow, and there’s no better room in which to shout these words than at a karaoke event. This song is shockingly cathartic, and thus our number one Bon Jovi song. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>1. Livin' On A Prayer</h3> <p><strong>Let's face it, Bon Jovi has more than one number 1 song</strong> ? </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>It's been 31 years since Bon Jovi<span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>'s mega-anthem </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>“<span>Livin' on a Prayer</span>”<span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> topped the </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><em><span>Billboard</span></em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> Hot 100 for four weeks. The song, long a staple of adult and rock radio stations' '80s music libraries</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>, is simply: iconic.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>What are you waiting for? Whip out your rock star vocal and transform your living room into a sold-out arena singing along to songs in the style of Bon Jovi with The KARAOKE Channel Mobile App. Download it from the<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/sing-with-the-karaoke-channel/id334259050?mt=8 "> App Store</a>.</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span><strong><span><span><span> </span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most important stories in music. 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There is a tried and true secret to keeping your guests happy and your sanity in check: <a href="http://www.thekaraokechannel.com/" target="_blank">karaoke</a>!</p> <p>From your shyest cousin to your diva-est friend, no one will resist the sweet siren song of the karaoke mic! Trust us; there won’t be any time for family feuds over politics, your dating status or the overcooked turkey while everyone is happily singing their hearts out!</p> <p>Nothing beats karaoke to work up an appetite for another piece of fruitcake, ring in the New Year, or keep the kids merry while they wait for Santa.</p> <p>Beware, if you follow these easy tips, everyone will ask for an invite next year!</p> <h3><strong>9 Tips for a Merry Karaoke Party</strong></h3> <ol><li>Warn or invite the neighbors (Christmas might only last a few days, but you’ll be dealing with your neighbors all year!)</li> <li>Tune in to Stingray Karaoke*</li> <li>Don’t have a microphone? Singing into a remote, hairbrush or candy cane works just as well</li> <li>Raid your closet for costumes, props, and accessories</li> <li>Set up musical instruments (toy instruments for the kiddos)</li> <li>Prepare bite-size snacks aplenty</li> <li>Break the ice by singing the first song and getting a group together</li> <li>Pour beverages. Lots of ‘em!</li> <li>Keep your camera ready to take tons of photos of the fun (the blackmail material will last you all year!)</li> </ol><p>*<a href="http://www.thekaraokechannel.com" target="_blank">Stingray Karaoke</a><a href="http://www.stingray.com/entertainment/karaoke" target="_blank"> </a>has thousands of tracks to choose from including Christmas songs to keep the fun going till New Year’s and beyond.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most important stories in music. 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