KARAOKE SCENE MAGAZINE ONLINE! - Why was it Japan that invented the Karaoke concept and not A Public Forums Karaoke Discussions Karaoke Scene's Karaoke Forums Home | Contact Us | Site Map  

Karaoke Forums

Karaoke Scene Karaoke Forums

Karaoke Scene

   
  * Login
  * Register

  * FAQ
  * Search

Custom Search

Social Networks


premium-member

Offsite Links


It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:17 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:05 am 
Offline
newbie
newbie

Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:00 pm
Posts: 4
Been Liked: 2 times
What is it that made the concept invented in Japan first rather than the UK or the USA which are the countries that typically make these revolutionary advances in music?Did the leadng countries of English language lack specific cultural tendencies that delayed them from inventing the singing machines?


Top
 Profile Singer's Showcase Profile 
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:03 pm 
Offline
Extreme Poster
Extreme Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:24 pm
Posts: 4421
Been Liked: 1043 times
Japan has always been at least 10 years ahead of us when it comes to technology. They introduce and market new technology and we adopt it.

_________________
Electro-Voice Evolve 50... Taking Sound To The Next Level.


Top
 Profile Singer's Showcase Profile 
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:09 am 
Offline
Super Extreme
Super Extreme
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 4:12 pm
Posts: 7615
Songs: 1
Location: Hollyweird, Ca.
Been Liked: 1076 times
Quote:
The first karaoke machine was invented by Japanese musician Daisuke Inoue in Kobe, Japan in 1971, to practice singing, however Inoue admits to not creating the name “karaoke”. A Japanese entertaining group created the phrase after an orchestra went on strike and a machine was used instead to play the music. “Karaoke” translates to “empty orchestra”.


The above being said, we here in the US had Saturday morning "Sing Along" in movie theaters. (Follow The Bouncing Ball On The Screen) As I recall, it was in the 1950s, possibly earlier.


Top
 Profile Singer's Showcase Profile 
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:14 am 
Offline
Super Extreme
Super Extreme
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 4:12 pm
Posts: 7615
Songs: 1
Location: Hollyweird, Ca.
Been Liked: 1076 times
Also, This.

Quote:
From 1961 to 1966, the American TV network NBC carried a karaoke-like series, Sing Along with Mitch, featuring host Mitch Miller and a chorus, which superimposed the lyrics to their songs near the bottom of the TV screen for home audience participation. The primary difference between Karaoke and sing-along songs is the absence of the lead vocalist.


Top
 Profile Singer's Showcase Profile 
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:14 am 
Offline
Advanced Poster
Advanced Poster

Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:09 pm
Posts: 479
Been Liked: 158 times
jdmeister wrote:
Quote:
The first karaoke machine was invented by Japanese musician Daisuke Inoue in Kobe, Japan in 1971, to practice singing, however Inoue admits to not creating the name “karaoke”. A Japanese entertaining group created the phrase after an orchestra went on strike and a machine was used instead to play the music. “Karaoke” translates to “empty orchestra”.


The above being said, we here in the US had Saturday morning "Sing Along" in movie theaters. (Follow The Bouncing Ball On The Screen) As I recall, it was in the 1950s, possibly earlier.


Oh, way earlier. It started in 1924 with "Song Car Tunes" from Red Seal Pictures (and done by Max Fleisher of Betty Boop, Superman, and Popeye cartoon fame). When Fleischer started his own studio, it became "Screen Songs," and ran from 1929 - 1938, and then later they were re-done in color in 1945.

(holy heck, I contributed something for a change!)

_________________
Co-host of The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly), a karaoke-themed podcast


Top
 Profile Singer's Showcase Profile 
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 170 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum


Power Karaoke

cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Anti-Spam Policy | Acceptable Use Policy Copyright © Karaoke Scene Magazine
design & hosting by Cross Web Tech