Karaoke Quiz

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Get ready to unleash your inner rockstar!

Welcome to our Karaoke Quiz, where you can test your knowledge of music and challenge your vocal prowess. Whether you’re a shower singer or a karaoke champion, this quiz is perfect for music lovers of all levels.

Discover fascinating music trivia, identify hit songs, and receive personalized recommendations to fine-tune your karaoke performance. It’s interactive, entertaining, and best of all, it’s free!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Grab the mic, warm up those vocal cords, and let’s dive into the ultimate karaoke experience. It’s time to hit all the right notes and become a true karaoke superstar!

Disclaimer: The hard questions in the Karaoke Quiz are challenging. To finish the game and reaching the master level typically requires a significant amount of grit, determination and perseverance. I you want to learn more about karaoke check out our article about Karaoke as a passion.

Question 1:

What does the term 'karaoke' mean in Japanese?

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The term refers to the absence of live musicians.
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Empty orchestra - The term 'karaoke' is derived from the Japanese words 'kara' meaning 'empty' and 'oke' short for 'orchestra.'

Question 2:

Which country is widely credited as the birthplace of modern karaoke?

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Think about where karaoke first gained popularity.
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Japan - Karaoke as we know it today originated in Japan in the 1970s, becoming a popular form of entertainment.

Question 3:

What is the purpose of a karaoke machine's scoring system?

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It's designed to evaluate the quality of the performance.
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To provide feedback on performance - Karaoke machines often use a scoring system to assess factors like pitch, rhythm, and timing, offering feedback to the singer.

Question 4:

In karaoke, what does the term 'key' refer to?

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It relates to the pitch and notes of the song.
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The musical scale - The 'key' in karaoke denotes the specific musical scale in which the song is performed.

Question 5:

What is the purpose of a karaoke remote control?

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It provides convenience for song selection.
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To change the song - A karaoke remote control allows users to browse and select songs, control playback, and manage the karaoke system from a distance.

Question 6:

What is the origin of the word 'karaoke'?

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The origin of the word is related to the absence of the lead vocal.
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Japanese - The term 'karaoke' originates from Japan and translates to 'empty orchestra', representing the absence of the lead vocal in the musical accompaniment.

Question 7:

Which song is often considered the most popular karaoke song of all time?

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This song is associated with the movie Titanic.
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My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion - Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' from the movie Titanic is frequently chosen by karaoke enthusiasts and is often regarded as one of the most popular songs to sing at karaoke.

Question 8:

What is the purpose of a karaoke mixer?

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It involves combining different audio sources.
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Mixing multiple audio inputs - A karaoke mixer allows users to blend and regulate the levels of various audio sources, such as microphones and music players, to achieve the desired sound output.

Question 9:

What does the term 'key change' refer to in karaoke?

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It relates to adjusting the pitch of the music to accommodate the singer.
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Altering the vocal range of a song - A key change in karaoke adjusts the pitch of the music to raise or lower the song's vocal range, allowing singers to perform within their comfortable register.

Question 10:

What is the purpose of a karaoke songbook?

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It assists singers in selecting songs by providing the lyrics.
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Displaying song lyrics - A karaoke songbook serves as a catalog of available songs, providing singers with the lyrics to choose and perform their desired tracks during karaoke sessions.

Question 11:

What is the name of the Japanese company that first produced the karaoke machine?

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This company is known for its electronic products.
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Toshiba - Toshiba introduced the first karaoke machine called the 'Toshiba-71' in 1971, allowing people to sing along with instrumental music.

Question 12:

In which year did the first karaoke bar open outside of Japan?

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It was in the early 1980s.
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1980 - The first karaoke bar outside of Japan, called the 'Wang Chung's', opened in Los Angeles in 1980, marking the beginning of karaoke's global popularity.

Question 13:

Which song is often considered the most difficult karaoke song to sing?

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This song features a mix of rock and opera elements.
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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen - The song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen is known for its operatic sections, high vocal range, and intricate musical arrangement, making it a challenging choice for karaoke enthusiasts.

Question 14:

Which country holds the record for the longest karaoke marathon by an individual?

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It's a country known for its love of music and singing.
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Philippines - The record for the longest karaoke marathon by an individual is held by a contestant from the Philippines, who sang for 79 hours, 4 minutes, and 30 seconds.

Question 15:

Which karaoke-related term refers to the practice of a group of people taking turns to sing songs?

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It involves sharing the spotlight during a karaoke session.
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Karaoke rotation - In a karaoke rotation, participants take turns to select and perform songs, allowing everyone in the group to have a chance to sing.