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If you love your karaoke but would like to expand your music collection the internet is the perfect place to visit. You'll need to understand the different types of Karaoke tracks used and then you're ready to choose from all the karaoke downloads that are available online.

1. CD+G Disks

This is the most common format used by karaoke players and thus the most popular with users. This is a very commercial venue so you won't likely find too much for free although there are sample downloads offered and 30 day free trials. With the CDG format the background music, lyrics, and even video are all encrypted on the CD. The price of these CD's includes the licensing fees.

2. MP3 Tracks

You can find all kinds of MP3 karaoke tracks all over the web. Some for free and some that cost just a little bit. Find your favorites and begin downloading.

The Singing Station has a huge song library that you can access 24/7. You'll find high quality tracks that are so good even professionals can use them. Choose from the latest and greatest or find some of your favorite traditional songs. All music is fully licensed and you can download sample songs for free.

Karaoke Island provides MP3 tracks that have background vocals, instruments, and lyrics. And if you don't have a karaoke player they have software that will turn your computer into a player.

StreamKaraoke offers more than 15,000 songs to choose from and they have full screen lyric displays available too. Their demo player lets you conveniently listen. You get streaming video 24/7 with no strings attached. Not sure? Try the one week trial period.

3. MIDI Tracks

Musicians like this format. How good the tracks sound will depend a great deal on how good of a sound card you have combined with which software you are using on your computer.

MIDI files give the user more flexibility than other formats because you change the sound of instruments, you can even remove instruments, and you can change the tempo and the key and none it affects the quality of the track.

Karaoke MIDI files have the lyrics included and they can be viewed with MIDI software programs like Cubase. There are some great sites online that offer MIDI tracks for download.

Song Galaxy UK is one of those sites with more than 2000 downloadable MIDI files to choose from as well as over 6000 audio backing tracks available. The audio backing tracks are a very unique offering. These are tracks played by real musicians so you get live guitar and other instruments and they are combined with real backing vocals. Quality local bands record within a professional studio.

Tune1000.com produces high quality MIDI files complete with lyrics. In fact these guys are leaders in the industry and have been providing tunes to musicians since the 1980s. Fully licensed and they do provide samples for download free. Check them out!

4. CDs

Since karaoke CDs aren't new you can purchase all kinds of CDs that are karaoke player ready even though they may not provide the lyrics that appear on the screen. They come as instrumentals and they provide the written lyrics on the jacket. And you can find all kinds of downloads online many of them free. You can also put together your own CDs if you like.

By the looks of its popularity karaoke is certainly planning to stick around for awhile. So isn't it time you start building your tracks with free karaoke downloads?

Submitted by:

Nan Edemann

Nan Edemann worked in a karaoke bar for 9 years before starting his own audio electronics store. His store specializes in karaoke machines and accessories and has a much larger variety of items than almost all large department stores. At http://www.karaokeadvisor.com, he shares his experience with you by listing out the top karaoke essentials with buying advice on various products.



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