The Old Soldier understands that karaoke is popular because you only need a passing knowledge of the lyrics that you sing; but this series, “Karaoke As Performance Art,” is directed to those karaoke singers who want to take their audience on a true musical journey.
The advantages of memorizing the lyrics should be obvious.
- You can maintain eye contact with the audience.
- You can direct your energy toward the audience.
- Your body language will be more natural.
- Since you are not “thinking” about the lyrics you can sing with passion.
Now I’m not suggesting you memorize the lyrics of every song that you sing. Just memorize two or three songs. The more songs you can sing without watching the lyrics, the closer your karaoke will move toward karaoke as performance art.
Of course, you have to be a good singer, too.
The Old Soldier plans to practice what he preaches at Nico’s in Bloomfield this Saturday night. Keep reading and keep writing that flash fiction.
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