I haven't met a person yet who wouldn't enjoy music. Some people can listen to their favorite bands all day long. Sometimes you can see people singing along to the tune of their favorite songs. I catch myself doing it quite often when I listen to my collection of MP3 songs. I find it energizing. To have real fun some people go to karaoke bars and clubs where they can express themselves. These days you don't have to go to some place to have a blast singing. You can just get karaoke system for home and sing alone or with your family and friends. Everybody can enjoy the time spent together singing - children, adults and elderly alike. For children, it is a great learning experience and its fun at the same time. For adults it's a double joy - they get to see they children shine and also can show what they are capable of when it comes to singing and performing. Even senior citizens can chime in and sing the old hits that children and adults may not know and would enjoy listening to. Overall karaoke can be a bonding experience. It can become a highlight of a birthday party, family get together, or special occasion with the guests at your house. What kinds of home karaoke systems available on the market today? Your computer can be converted into a karaoke machine with software. Before you buy karaoke software, you can try it first! it is available as freeware or shareware. You want to check if the software has pitch and tempo controls and also recording capability. After you get software, you have two choices - either to download karaoke songs from the internet or play karaoke discs (CDGs).Karaoke microphones give you freedom to move around and dance if you wish to. Or you can just sit on the couch and sing reading the lyrics on the screen of your TV. Karaoke microphones come with built-in song selections. The scoring system will give you an idea of how you performed in comparison to others. The recording feature lets you record, play and transfer your performance to a computer.Karaoke machines are stand alone units with many features and capabilities. They are more complicated than karaoke microphones mentioned above. There are different types, but they all have built-in or separate speakers, a pedestal to hold a microphone and MP3 player/iPod. Some pedestals have screens to show lyrics and other controls. These systems allow you to connect and play your own musical instruments.