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Re: Karoke and singing

Postby Ducked » 23 Apr 2012, 18:43

PapaAzucar wrote:
dannypamu wrote:I am Spanish and I got to karaoke very often with a Taiwanese crowd.

Are there any karaokes with Latin/Spanish songs?


Guantanamera, La Bamba, and that irritating little beardy bugger with the hats, doing O Sole Mio

Thats about it IIRC (in my limited experience).

I quite enjoy those. I don't speak Spanish/Italian, but then neither does anybody else, usually, so I just make vaguely latino noises and camp it up, Julio stylee.

Probably quite rough on innocent bystanders, though.
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Re: Karoke and singing

Postby Ducked » 23 Apr 2012, 18:54

tsukinodeynatsu wrote:I have no idea how the machines score. I think part of it is pitch and part of it is timing, but I suppose they wouldn't be scoring on voice quality or anything.

I remember a Japanese TV show where they took a very well-established group (Chage & Aska, I think it was) and sent them to KTV with their mothers (separate rooms). They kept singing until they got 100. It took the first pair about 5 hours to get 100, and for the last two hours they were just singing the same song over and over because they'd gotten 95 on it the first time and that was the highest so far. And it was the mother who got 100 first.

I think for the other team (they took an extra two hours) it was the mother first as well.


Thanks.

Hadn't realised how much that resentment had been festering. Its good to get it out in the open. :)

I dunno what the algorithm is either, but if (as I suspect) its some kind of pattern match, then obviously we Westerners, with our individualised artistic interpretations (camped-up piss-takes) are going to be at a disadvantage against the Asian conformist-clone mindset (singing the song properly). :wink:
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Re: Karoke and singing

Postby dannypamu » 26 Apr 2012, 11:33

Ducked wrote:
I dunno what the algorithm is either, but if (as I suspect) its some kind of pattern match, then obviously we Westerners, with our individualised artistic interpretations (camped-up piss-takes) are going to be at a disadvantage against the Asian conformist-clone mindset (singing the song properly). :wink:


This, hehe. Foreigners in Karaoke tend to get drunk, and sing extremely cheesy songs in an exaggerated fashion for fun. Taiwanese, on the other hand, will rarely do this and try to sing the songs properly for the most part.

TheGingerMan wrote:KTV is one of the worst things ever to befall civilization.
Utterly devoid of soul. Far better to hear a few folks, even if mediocre, kicking out the jams cover-wise, with actual instruments.


I don't think it is devoid of soul at all. It's a very unique aspect of Asian culture that, for the most part, we don't have in the West. And I fail to see how it is worse to hear people singing well in a KTV than going to an Open Mic night and hearing the occasional AWFUL performer. :wink:
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Re: Karoke and singing

Postby TheGingerMan » 29 Apr 2012, 19:10

dannypamu wrote:
TheGingerMan wrote:KTV is one of the worst things ever to befall civilization.
Utterly devoid of soul. Far better to hear a few folks, even if mediocre, kicking out the jams cover-wise, with actual instruments.


I don't think it is devoid of soul at all. It's a very unique aspect of Asian culture that, for the most part, we don't have in the West. And I fail to see how it is worse to hear people singing well in a KTV than going to an Open Mic night and hearing the occasional AWFUL performer. :wink:

Unique? What kind of poncey word is that?!
Furthermore, I'm not sure which part of the "West" you have, but on my last tour, it was seen to be abundant in the extreme in most square joints and locales.
And you fail to see, no doubt in no small measure, because you would rather accept a pale watered down despicably mixed rube overdub, than some renegade giving it a go!?
Sounds like no soul to me........
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Re: Karoke and singing

Postby dannypamu » 29 Apr 2012, 23:59

TheGingerMan wrote:
dannypamu wrote:
TheGingerMan wrote:KTV is one of the worst things ever to befall civilization.
Utterly devoid of soul. Far better to hear a few folks, even if mediocre, kicking out the jams cover-wise, with actual instruments.


I don't think it is devoid of soul at all. It's a very unique aspect of Asian culture that, for the most part, we don't have in the West. And I fail to see how it is worse to hear people singing well in a KTV than going to an Open Mic night and hearing the occasional AWFUL performer. :wink:

Unique? What kind of poncey word is that?!
Furthermore, I'm not sure which part of the "West" you have, but on my last tour, it was seen to be abundant in the extreme in most square joints and locales.
And you fail to see, no doubt in no small measure, because you would rather accept a pale watered down despicably mixed rube overdub, than some renegade giving it a go!?
Sounds like no soul to me........
:evil:


Well, the Asian stile of renting a room is, at least in my experience, very rare in the West, I don't know about unique being a "poncey" word.

A lot of bottled resentment from you it seems, did someone outsing you at a KTV? ;) I can enjoy both, and seeing as I am one of your idealised "renegades" (often go to play at open mic nights myself), so that ridiculous and insulting sentence at the end of your post is not even factually correct :)
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