I've always liked singing and anything technological, so the marriage of computers and musical instruments through midi occurred at just the right time in history for me. Therefore, you can just imagine how happy I've been that now there is software to put the words on the screen along with a little bouncing ball to lead you along.

It's no fun though, if you don't have a decent sound card in your computer. I use the Sound Blaster "LIVE" card on a concert hall setting for my karaoke stuff. It's an excellent card, and almost everything you can find on the 'Net sounds good on the card. It's what I would recommend, but if you have an AWE32 or AWE64 they will work fine, too.

The software I use to play Karaoke is simple enough. Its WinKaraoke, and you can get it at the WinKaraoke Home Page. You can also get the WinCreator program that lets you take any ordinary MIDI file and add lyrics to it and turn it into karaoke.

Anyway, here are a few songs that you might enjoy to start out. These are all re-worked for the Sound Blaster card and work fine with WinKaraoke. Just click on them, save them to your hard drive and play them with any karaoke player. But try WinKaraoke first.

All By Myself
Are You Lookin' for Peace? (Gospel Song)
All I Have to do is Dream
All I Ask of You
And I Love You So (Shirley Bassey)
Am I Losing You (Jim Reeves)
Born To Lose (Country)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)
Cat's In the Cradle
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Devil Woman (Marty Robbins)
My Endless Love
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Honey (Bobby Goldsborough)
Have Faith In God (Gospel)
If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words
Evergreen (Barbra Streisand)
Jingle Bells
Jesus, You Are The One (Gospel)
Joy to the World
Lonely Voices (Gospel)
Silent Night (Arrangement One)
One Moment in Time
Memory (Cats)
Silent Night (Arrangement Two)
Sinner's Friend (Gospel)
Wedding Song
Words (Beegees)

Some links that you might investigate for Karaoke songs, etc.

Gary's Midi Karaoke Page

Computer Karaoke Home Page

Karaoke Kraze.

Home of KarPlay

Karaoke Heaven

Mark G - Feaver's Home Page