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How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« on: March 16, 2012, 05:49:19 pm »
Also, how is this not already a pinned topic?


  • JahRhythm
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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 05:57:38 pm »
Choose songs within your range.
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  • SpaceRook
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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 07:00:58 pm »
Also, how is this not already a pinned topic?

You can always practice by yourself.  I have heard of people going alone sometimes (and have seen it in some Korean movies). 


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 11:52:41 pm »
I find it seems to matter if you hit the notes on time and hold them correctly, rather than if you hit them because... I certainly didn't deserve any of my 100s.

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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 01:04:07 am »
Pick the right songs and ignore the scoring system.

Some awesome singers will get 74/100 for deviating from the expected rhythm whilst some monotone monstrosities will score 98 - 100 - 99 because of their inability to change tone ever.


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 01:31:45 am »
I find it seems to matter if you hit the notes on time and hold them correctly, rather than if you hit them because... I certainly didn't deserve any of my 100s.

The dog that lives next door that barks during my showers can attest to this.

In terms of scores, it just matters if you're making noise, any kind of noise, at the appropriate time. That's all the mic/machine care about when judging scores.

In terms of impressing your co-workers, you just need to have a few classic, within your range (as another poster said), and be able to belt them out.
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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 01:37:21 am »
Ah, if the OP means in terms of talent, then yes -- go for what you can sing (although I was told you can change the keys songs are in as well as the tempo... I'm not versed in noraebang technology so I could have been mislead).

I've never gone to one while sober so my Korean co-workers were impressed regardless  :laugh:
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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 03:12:10 pm »
First of all... to hell with the scoring system. If you're using that for any kind of fun/quality meter stop it. The fun in Noraebang (and the thing people care more about) is how spirited you are when singing. Sing Total Eclipse of the Heart or something by Queen or a spunky 90s pop song.

The machines are unreliable in scoring and selection. Some give me 100s all the time and others give me mid 70s. Now this is coming from someone who plays Rock Band and it's DLC at 100% on expert and some machines put me at 75%. It has to do with when the box thinks you're supposed to be singing and often you'll know the song better than the machine which prints fake lyrics or has the text highlight incorrectly. Ignore it. If you can get everyone in the room to sing or can pull off a powerful ballad under the spotlight with intensity you will feel great. Drink and drop your inhibitions, it's all good. 8)


Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 06:26:12 pm »
Bohemian. Rhapsody.
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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 10:17:01 am »
Learn a Korean song.  No matter how poorly you sing it, people will be VERY impressed.


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 11:04:49 am »
Yeah, I figured the scoring system was either completely random and arbitrary, or just focused on rhythm rather than pitch.

I'm mostly after an easy, 80s movie montage method of getting really awesome.


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 02:38:26 pm »
Get drunk.
Let go.
Lose yourself in it.


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 07:30:23 pm »
I'm mostly after an easy, 80s movie montage method of getting really awesome.

Then just load up Eye of the Tiger, I will Survive and the like one after the other and montage like you've never montaged before.


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 07:51:19 pm »
choose a korean song and every few words add in molayo........molay o.........molayo... .....molayo........ till the song finishes, that is awesome.


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 10:03:13 pm »
I would be willing to learn a k-pop song.   Does anyone have a recommendation for a man in  Neil Diamond-ish key?


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Re: How can I be totally awesome at Noraebangs?
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 11:20:46 am »
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