I've been basically born and raised a Christian and am raising my family with the same principles. My boy is interested in learning guitar and even though your system would be great at teaching him what he needs, I don't like the idea of him learning songs that he and I may find offensive.
Any votes to get a new version implemented? With over a billion Christians world wide on the planet right now, I think this may be a profitable option...
It would be nice to have some Christian songs, so that no matter what kind of music you want to learn, from worship to heavy metal to rock and roll, you could learn it with this app
I would rather they make a Muslim version, as there are more Muslims than Christians: our needs should come first, insha'allah
If the extremely tame songs on this app upset your fragile Christian sensibilities, I would suggest not pursuing a life in music.
i am a homosexual and i would like a homosexual version of the app please. i find songs which make reference to male/female relationships offensive.
the requester of this idea needs to get real!
If your Christian faith is eroded by a music teaching app then I think you need a new passtime.
its amazing that you could find this app offensive
they cant make an app for every religion on the planet. thats insane! if youre son is learning guitar yousician should be the least of your worries of what he could be exposed to
I'm Christian and this app is not offensive in the slightest. *eyeroll* You may want to consider another app if you have a problem with this one.
How about a jewish or Buddhist version
There are indeed over 1 billion Christians.
However 99.999% of them are not Fundamentalists and would either consider Yousician's song content inoffensive or not conclude their child would be condemned to hell because he heard one verse of Cliff Richard's "Devil Woman"
They would consider this request silly and/or embarrassing.
Try as I might I can't think of any offensive songs. Yousician is not licensing modern music (like Rocksmith does), it is a mixture of well known folk songs (Billy Boy), carols (Jingle Bells) - things where the song is public domain that they have arranged to suit, plus some songs they have created themselves (I think)
Given this why on earth would they include a potentially offensive song ? I'm sure there are plenty of young people on Yousician.
What does a "Christian-only" version add that you couldn't implement by adding songs within that genre via the Songs section of the app?
Why does there need to be a special "Christian" version that only encompasses one religion? Should we ask for an Islamic version too? What about a Pastafarian version (all hail the flying spaghetti monster! Ramen!)?
There's nothing offensive on it. I think it's a bad business move to limit the music to one religion. It's very universal and extremely G rated. If you're offended by something in Yousician, you either need to get off the internet or stop looking for something that just isn't there. (That "something" being a reason to be offended)
Paul Freeman commented
If you play one of the rock numbers backwards you can clearly hear the words 'I am the root kit node of Satan'
Seriously, I think the content is pretty straight so I don't see the need for this and lets hope you can one day license 'Imagine' for the app and we can imagine a world without borders and no religion too.
Ezekiel Grey commented
Lmao! No way!!! A Christian that wants to be catered to? That's absolutely unheard-of!!!
I want a heathen version too, with song of Odin, tales of Balder, and the adventures of Thor fighting the jotuns.
With over a billion Muslims world wide, it would also be great to have Muslim music. Anyone up for a halal version of Musician?
Arturo Lizcano commented
Please do not add this to the app. I haven't found an offensive song yet...
Better yet, the manhours that will be used into creating the "Christhian Version" could be used to create the long awaited "Classical Path" of the guitar.
The official yousician songs cover many genres. But to my knowledge they are all family friendly. The genres that might typically be quite dark like some variations of Metal tend to have fun tongue in cheek lyrics. I recall one being about dieting.
There are many Christians in the world, but most of them probably wouldn't find the official songs offensive. However, users are free to add any songs they like to the library. Perhaps parental controls could be an option for the library. It would still require people to flag songs for different groups.
They did just add collections. It might be possible for them add the ability to restrict access to the library and only allow songs in specified collections to be available if there was a demand.
Brandon Schoreit commented
i have yet to come across anything that would remotely offend someone. its all just practice songs. if you want add christian songs of your own. stop trying to get others to do the work you want done and research the product before you go posting dumb shit that makes you look like an idiot.