I love Yousician, it's really got me hooked on the guitar. However, one disadvantage it has over private guitar lessons is feedback. When I miss a note or chord while playing a song, many times I don't know why. Did I hit a different note? Did I not strum all the strings? Was it just completely off time? It would be nice if the software had a replay option that allowed me to replay slowly the song I just completed and stop on a chord I missed and have the computer tell me why it thought that chord didn't register. It would allow me to improve more quickly (even more than a private lesson would since a teacher might not be fast enough to pick up the mistake).
This information is probably already being processed by the computer but the feedback I get is too opaque to make it an efficient learning tool. I end up having to play the song 30 times to "hope that I just happen to do it right this time".
I see many other users with the same issues as evidenced by the most common FAQ "why isn't Em being recognized?".
It would really be helpful if one could check up whether one has missed a note because one was (slightly) to early or to late after one had finished playing a song or a part of it to see wether one repeats a certain mistake.
It is usually impossible to check this/ keep track of this while playing
It would be great to show the wrong note you've played somehow, no just coloring it red. So you could immediately see, how much off you were.
Maybe you could even show every note played by the user with less opacity on the sheet.
I would love this. I've been stuck on a song for ages because I don't know what I'm doing wrong (even asked for help in the forum). This would be really great.
When a note or chord is played incorrectly, there is not much feedback to tell the user why it was played incorrectly. It simply turns red. The user doesn't know if it was a timing issue (early or late) or an accuracy issue.
If the wrong string was played it will highlight the incorrect string that was played. And if a chord is played incorrectly a certain number of times in a row, it will display how to play the chord correctly. But timing feedback is only provided when the note/chord was played "correctly".
There have been many times when a note/chord has turned red and I cannot understand why.
I'd like to know too. I think I'm doing something wrong when strumming certain patterns amd it would be nice to know if maybe i don't strum a certain string to fix this pattern
Being able to scroll back through the song and see timing results would definitely help me improve my strumming technique. Alternatively a bar at the bottom of the screen that is colour coded for timing instead of the correct note mode that is currently displayed.
On guitar, sometimes the chord gets rejected very easily, when sometimes it gets identified almost incorrectly. It's a bit inconsistent. If you know you played it well and it sounded good, feel free to feel good. It's a game after all. If you want to check yourself, I suggest recording your own playing.
But yes, your ideas are great. I could use some statistics about my playing too, so I could focus on the problems. If that's what you mean. :)
Mike Ellis commented
This is my number one request. When I'm having timing issues, I try to focus on the bouncing ball to hit the note correctly, which makes it difficult to see and comprehend the feedback on previous notes (e.g., "Early", "Late", "Perfect"). I would prefer if the feedback persisted, and then to have the ability to simply scroll back through the song to see where I'm making mistakes. The inability to review performance on a song prevents me from giving the app a five-star rating.
Many I play a chord, it gets rejected by the app, but then I do not understand why it's getting rejected.
While I acknowledge the fact that I mistyped the Chord and it should be rejected, I would like to get a better understanding of my mistake.
Which has not been played? Or wrong fret somewhere? Somehow it would be great to have some kind of charts (or a report) which tells what is your most important problem I make with this particular chord or with another.
Also I realize that I always have the same issue when I chain two particular Chord together. It must be great if the report or the chart could clearly states: ok you have to work on this particular Chord chaining.